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


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·ter·po·la·tion n.
 1. The act of introducing or inserting anything, especially that which is spurious or foreign.
 2. That which is introduced or inserted, especially something foreign or spurious.
    Bentley wrote a letter . . . . upon the scriptural glosses in our present copies of Hesychius, which he considered interpolations from a later hand.   --De Quincey.
 3. Math. The method or operation of finding from a few given terms of a series, as of numbers or observations, other intermediate terms in conformity with the law of the series.

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: insertion]
      2: (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function between
         the values already known
      3: the action of interjecting or interposing an action or
         remark that interrupts [syn: interjection, interposition,