• WordNet 3.6
    • n interpolation the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts
    • n interpolation (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function between the values already known
    • n interpolation a message (spoken or written) that is introduced or inserted "with the help of his friend's interpolations his story was eventually told","with many insertions in the margins"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Interpolation That which is introduced or inserted, especially something foreign or spurious. "Bentley wrote a letter . . . . upon the scriptural glosses in our present copies of Hesychius, which he considered interpolations from a later hand."
    • Interpolation The act of introducing or inserting anything, especially that which is spurious or foreign.
    • Interpolation (Math) The method or operation of finding from a few given terms of a series, as of numbers or observations, other intermediate terms in conformity with the law of the series.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n interpolation The act of interpolating; the insertion of new words or expressions in a book or manuscript; especially, the falsification of a text by spurious or unauthorized insertions.
    • n interpolation That which is interpolated; new or (especially) spurious matter inserted; an unannounced or unauthorized insertion in a text.
    • n interpolation In mathematics, the process of finding, from the given values of a function for certain values of the variable, its approximate value for an intermediate value of the variable. The formulæ ordinarily used for this purpose assume that the function is expressible as a polynomial in powers of the variable of the lowest order consistent with the given values.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. interpolatio, an alteration made here and there: cf. F. interpolation,


In literature:

White sign talkers and interpreters may give some genuine signs, but they are very apt to interpolate their own improvements.
"Sign Language Among North American Indians Compared With That Among Other Peoples And Deaf-Mutes" by Garrick Mallery
The passage in Josephus touching on Christ is now known to have been interpolated.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
The didactic and contemplative, as interpolations in soliloquy, or in chorus of adoration, prayer, and warning.
"The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII, No. 357, October 30, 1886" by Various
This letter, containing the sentence now alleged to be interpolated, was published throughout the United States in the summer of 1797.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 5 (of 5)" by John Marshall
Parentheses enclose interpolations in the sentence.
"Punctuation" by Frederick W. Hamilton
They were "interpolated" into the Dunbuie site by somebody.
"The Clyde Mystery a Study in Forgeries and Folklore" by Andrew Lang
Thence the necessity of interpolations.
"The Mind and the Brain" by Alfred Binet
These are really nothing else but indications either of a mutilated or else an interpolated text.
"The Causes of the Corruption of the Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels" by John Burgon
For Irene, though, as the unquestioned possessor of a voice, a solo had been interpolated.
"The Madigans" by Miriam Michelson
Here let me interpolate an anecdote.
"Fifteen Chapters of Autobiography" by George William Erskine Russell

In news:

Soon, the only agency that won't be investigating Naomi Rivera will be Interpol.
Interpol issues arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
INTERVIEWS Interpol's Paul Banks Unveils Solo LP With Crystalline 'Base'.
Mr Morris's chief crime against fact was interpolating a character, named Edmund Morris, into Mr Reagan's life.
Computational multidimensional geometry KW - high-speed function generation KW - piecewise-linear interpolation.
But sonically, the band's brooding guitar atmospherics and throttling post-rock fury set it apart from peers such as Interpol and the Strokes.
Interpol issues ' Red Notice ' for Iraqi VP Tariq al-Hashemi.
Interpol placed fugitive Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi on the equivalent of its most-wanted list, responding to Iraq's request for help.
Interpol issued a Red Notice alert for fugitive Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi on May 8, 2012.
Interpol targets WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with ' red notice '.
International police agency Interpol has issued a ' red notice ' for WikiLeaks' Julian Assange as officials seek ways to detain him.
Interpol Secretary-General Ronald Noble said Friday that efforts would be focused on finding possible accomplices.
The Interpol warrant is directly from the government of Kazakhstan, where "torture is rampant and corruption is prevalent," Waldman said.
Interpol's Paul Banks Answers 21 Questions.
Avago Technologies' 3.95 mm by 3.4 mm, integrated modules feature built-in interpolator for high-resolution motion feedback in commercial, industrial applications.

In science:

The first-order interpolation using these interpolation weights is conservative and it avoids at the same time numerical fluctuations.
Conservative Regridding When Grid Cell Edges Are Unknown -- Case of SCRIP
On practical grounds, what is lacking is a precise calculational technique which works for intermediate scales, interpolating between the known short and long distance behaviors, and if we do not get the short distance behavior right, it is not likely we will get the interpolation right.
Large N Gauge Theory -- Expansions and Transitions
Moreover, it is possible to define a profile interpolating between the single walker and average persistence , analogous to the magnetization profiles in the RTIC interpolating between surface and bulk magnetization .
Comment on "Random Walks, Reaction-Diffusion, and Nonequilibrium Dynamics of Spin Chains in One-Dimensional Random Environments"
Thus the two regions of the E4-brane solution both interpolate between the 10-dimensional Minkowski metric and the dS5 ×H 5 metric, but in one case the interpolation is spacelike and in the other it is timelike.
Timelike T-Duality, de Sitter Space, Large $N$ Gauge Theories and Topological Field Theory
Lorentzian signature in two ways, to give either the usual extreme Reissner-Nordstrom metric which interpolates between AdS2 × S 2 and flat space, or to give an E-brane type solution which interpolates between dS2 × H 2 and the flat metric.
Timelike T-Duality, de Sitter Space, Large $N$ Gauge Theories and Topological Field Theory