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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·ser·tion /ɪnˈsɝʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 in·ser·tion /ɪnˈsɝʃən/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·ser·tion n.
 1. The act of inserting; as, the insertion of scions in stocks; the insertion of words or passages in writings.
 2. The condition or mode of being inserted or attached; as, the insertion of stamens in a calyx.
 3. That which is set in or inserted, such as a word or passage in a composition, or a narrow strip of embroidered lace, muslin, or cambric; as, there were numerous insertions and corrections to the first draft.
 4. Anat. The point or part by which a muscle or tendon is attached to the part to be moved; -- in contradistinction to its origin.
 Epigynous insertion Bot., the insertion of stamens upon the ovary.
 Hypogynous insertion Bot., insertion beneath the ovary.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a message (spoken or written) that is introduced or
           inserted; "with the help of his friend's interpolations
           his story was eventually told"; "with many insertions in
           the margins" [syn: interpolation]
      2: the act of putting one thing into another [syn: introduction,