interpolation

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English[edit]

A linear interpolation
A smooth interpolation

Etymology[edit]

From French interpolation, from Latin interpolatio.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

interpolation (plural interpolations)

  1. (music) An abrupt change in elements, with continuation of the first idea.
  2. (mathematics, sciences) the process of estimating the value of a function at a point from its values at nearby points.
  3. (computing) The process of including and processing externally-fetched data in a document or program; see interpolate.
  4. 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. — De Quincey.

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Synonyms[edit]

  • (including and processing externally-fetched data): transclusion

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