Dictionary.com

interpolation

[ in-tur-puh-ley-shuhn ]
/ ɪnˌtɜr pəˈleɪ ʃən /
Save This Word!

noun

the act or process of interpolating or the state of being interpolated.
something interpolated, as a passage introduced into a text.
Mathematics.
  1. the process of determining the value of a function between two points at which it has prescribed values.
  2. a similar process using more than two points at which the function has prescribed values.
  3. the process of approximating a given function by using its values at a discrete set of points.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!

Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of interpolation

First recorded in 1605–15, interpolation is from the Latin word interpolātiōn- (stem of interpolātiō). See interpolate, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM interpolation

non·in·ter·po·la·tion, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for interpolation

British Dictionary definitions for interpolation

interpolation
/ (ɪnˌtɜːpəˈleɪʃən) /

noun

the act of interpolating or the state of being interpolated
something interpolated
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK