Adjective "interpolated" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Insert (something of a different nature) into something else.
  1. 'To date, this is the best estimate for the duration of the Emsian stage because it was interpolated between two methodically consistent and biostratigraphically well-bracketed isotopic ages.'
  2. 'But as he describes the exhibition, interpolating incidents from Hamilton's career, it's hard to avoid the conclusion that the curators actually got it right.'
  3. 'The remaining 20 percent of the delivery times linearly were interpolated between 10 and 20 minutes, with the upper bound set at 20 minutes.'
  4. 'We had no TV, so we had no idea what a Sobers sweep or a Hall bouncer actually looked like; we were left to interpolate between newspaper stills and glossies from cricket books.'
  5. 'Medieval theologians interpolated this passage into the canon law doctrine ‘Scientia Donum Dei Est, Unde Vendi Non Potest’ (Knowledge is a gift from God, consequently it cannot be sold).'
  6. 'He didn't cut the score, or interpolate pop songs into it; it really was ‘Bohème.’'
  7. 'Captain Britain wasn't an ersatz copy of an American hero any more; the authors interpolated him into a more densely-realised realm of Druidic myths.'
  8. 'The action of the bakery is interpolated with scenes of domestic discord: the declining relationship between Di and her husband, conducted over ritualistically awkward meals.'
  9. 'Sometimes the cause of clear, logical sequence is best served - paradoxically - by interpolating asides, a way of having your cake and eating it too.'
  10. 'She interpolates historical footage of Greek immigrants coming to Australia, suggesting the hold the past - however distant - continues to have on a schizoid community.'
  11. 'Her effort was not merely to interpolate folk sayings in her novels; it was to write fiction according to the aesthetic principles that undergirded oral culture.'
  12. 'It would involve interpolating the word ‘only’ either before or after the words ‘taken in respect of the guarantee’.'
  13. 'In my previous post on ‘under God,’ I missed the real meaning of the expression, as Lincoln and others used it - and so, by a wide mark, did the people who interpolated it in the Pledge.'
  14. 'In the later collage poetry this materialism interpolates political and economic facts with society verbiage, relating to Boston's high society and the heiresses tracked by gossip columnists.'
  15. 'It is possible that later Christians not only interpolated this statement, but also removed some negative comments about Jesus of which they disapproved.'
  16. 'If I decrease the resolution to anything other than the native resolution, images and text are interpolated.'
  17. 'He would interpolate values between his data points and he did this using a cubic interpolation formula.'
  18. 'This means that instead of having to interpolate the values of neighbouring pixels the X3 sensor ‘sees’ full colour at individual pixel locations.'
  19. 'The graph tracer did not always allow the proper coordinates to be read directly; in those cases, values were interpolated on the basis of the coordinates that could be read.'
Interject (a remark) in a conversation.
  1. 'Additionally, he tends to repeat these statements from week to week, waiting for the pause in the conversation so he can interpolate them.'
  2. 'I pause to interpolate, the witness answers on the basis that it could have been.'

More definitions

1. to introduce (something additional or extraneous) between other things or parts; interject; interpose; intercalate.

2. Mathematics. to insert, estimate, or find an intermediate term in (a sequence).

3. to alter (a text) by the insertion of new matter, especially deceptively or without authorization.

4. to insert (new or spurious matter) in this manner. verb (used without object), interpolated, interpolating.

5. to make an interpol

More examples(as adjective)

"curves can be interpolated."

"people can be interpolated."

"episodes can be interpolated."

"yields can be interpolated."

"values can be interpolated."

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(interpolate)Early 17th century: from Latin interpolat- ‘refurbished, altered’, from the verb interpolare, from inter- ‘between’ + -polare (related to polire ‘to polish’).