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INSERTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does insertion mean? 

INSERTION (noun)
  The noun INSERTION has 2 senses:

1. a message (spoken or written) that is introduced or inserted
2. the act of putting one thing into another

  Familiarity information: INSERTION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INSERTION (noun)


Sense 1insertion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A message (spoken or written) that is introduced or inserted

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

insertion; interpolation

Context examples:

with the help of his friend's interpolations his story was eventually told / with many insertions in the margins

Hypernyms ("insertion" is a kind of...):

content; message; subject matter; substance (what a communication that is about something is about)


Sense 2insertion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of putting one thing into another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

intromission; insertion; introduction

Hypernyms ("insertion" is a kind of...):

movement (the act of changing the location of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "insertion"):

cannulation; cannulisation; cannulization; canulation; canulisation; canulization; intubation (the insertion of a cannula or tube into a hollow body organ)

instillation; instillment; instilment (the introduction of a liquid (by pouring or injection) drop by drop)

enclosing; enclosure; envelopment; inclosure (the act of enclosing something inside something else)

injection (the forceful insertion of a substance under pressure)

blood transfusion; transfusion (the introduction of blood or blood plasma into a vein or artery)

perfusion (pumping a liquid into an organ or tissue (especially by way of blood vessels))


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