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v. in·ter·po·lat·ed, in·ter·po·lat·ing, in·ter·po·lates
1. To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.
a. To insert (material) into a text.
b. To insert into a conversation. See Synonyms at introduce.
3. To change or falsify (a text) by introducing new or incorrect material.
a. To estimate a value of (a function or series) between two known values.
b. To create a continuous function that incorporates (a finite set of data), such as creating a curve that passes through a fixed set of points or a surface through a fixed set of curves.
5. To introduce estimated values of (pixel data) into a pixel array to improve the quality of an enlarged digital image.
To make insertions or additions.
[Latin interpolāre, interpolāt-, to touch up, refurbish, from interpolis, refurbished; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. the act of interpolating or the state of being interpolated
2. something interpolated
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|Noun||1.||interpolation - 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"|
|2.||interpolation - (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function between the values already known|
|3.||interpolation - the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts|
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noun insertion, addition, aside, introduction, insert, interjection, intercalation The interpolation was inserted soon after the text was finished.
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interpolation[ɪnˌtɜːpəˈleɪʃən] N → interpolación f
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interpolation[ɪnˌtɜːpəˈleɪʃ/ən] n (frm) → interpolazione f
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