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INTERPOLATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does interpolation mean? 

INTERPOLATION (noun)
  The noun INTERPOLATION has 3 senses:

1. a message (spoken or written) that is introduced or inserted
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

  Familiarity information: INTERPOLATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INTERPOLATION (noun)


Sense 1interpolation [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 ("interpolation" is a kind of...):

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


Sense 2interpolation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(mathematics) calculation of the value of a function between the values already known

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

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

calculation; computation; figuring; reckoning (problem solving that involves numbers or quantities)

Domain category:

math; mathematics; maths (a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement)


Sense 3interpolation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

interposition; interjection; interpellation; interpolation

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

break; disruption; gap; interruption (an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity)


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