in·ser·tion /ɪnˈsɝʃən/ 名詞
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.
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,