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Main Entry: in·ter·po·late
Pronunciation: in-'t&r-p&-"lAt
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -lat·ed; -lat·ing
Etymology: Latin interpolatus, past participle of interpolare to refurbish, alter, interpolate, from inter- + -polare (from polire to polish)
Date: 1612
transitive verb
1 a : to alter or corrupt (as a text) by inserting new or foreign matter b : to insert (words) into a text or into a conversation
2 : to insert between other things or parts : INTERCALATE
3 : to estimate values of (data or a function) between two known values
intransitive verb : to make insertions (as of estimated values)
synonym see INTRODUCE
- in·ter·po·la·tion /-"t&r-p&-'lA-sh&n/ noun
- in·ter·po·la·tive /-'t&r-p&-"lA-tiv/ adjective
- in·ter·po·la·tor /-"lA-t&r/ noun

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