intercalation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n intercalation an insertion into a calendar
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Intercalation (Chron) The insertion of a day, or other portion of time, in a calendar.
    • Intercalation (Geol) The insertion or introduction of anything among others, as the insertion of a phrase, line, or verse in a metrical composition; "Intercalations of fresh-water species in some localities."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n intercalation In chronology, an official insertion of additional time, as a day or a month, in the regular reckoning of the calendar, to make the year of the right length. See intercalary, 1.
    • n intercalation Hence The insertion of anything between other things; irregular interposition or interjection, as, in geology, the intrusion of layers or beds between the regular rocks of a series.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. intercalatio,: cf. F. intercalation,

Usage

In literature:

The old practice of intercalating a month was of course dropped.
"Plutarch's Lives Volume III." by Plutarch
It consists of soft sands, with occasional intercalations of flaggy limestone.
"The Ancient Life History of the Earth" by Henry Alleyne Nicholson
It has always sought to bring the divine into human life by intercalating acts of God among facts of nature.
"Outspoken Essays" by William Ralph Inge
Amenemhat III was certainly succeeded by Amenemhat IV, and it is impossible to intercalate Hor between them.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery" by L.W. King and H.R. Hall
Here we discovered a fossiliferous bed intercalated between the variegated clays so peculiar to the Amazon.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
The intercalations were generally made in the month of February, after the 23rd of the month.
"The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08" by Titus Livius
The fraction 8/33 offers a convenient and very accurate method of intercalation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
A second intercalated month is Elul the second.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
Intermediate quarrels of minor importance are intercalated between those which provoked decisive crises.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
With Portraits and Intercallations.
"The Bibliography of Walt Whitman" by Frank Shay
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In news:

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In science:

The simplest variant of disorder is the intercalation of impurities into the interlayer space, which does not modify the intralayer magnetic interactions.
Glassy phases in layered Ising magnets with random interlayer exchange
The two essential components of a roomtemperature superconductor are large organic molecules (polymers, tissues) and atoms/molecules which are magnetic in the intercalated state.
Route to Room-Temperature Superconductivity from a Practical Point of View
In GICs, the graphene layers are separated by the layers of intercalant atoms.
Route to Room-Temperature Superconductivity from a Practical Point of View
In the stage 1 GICs, the adjacent intercalant layers are separated from one another by one graphene layer, while in the stage 2 GICs, the neighboring intercalant layers are separated by two graphene layers.
Route to Room-Temperature Superconductivity from a Practical Point of View
So, the basic idea is more or less obvious; the main question is what materials to use and how to achieve the right intercalation.
Route to Room-Temperature Superconductivity from a Practical Point of View
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