insert

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From Latin insertus, past participle of inserō.

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insert ‎(third-person singular simple present inserts, present participle inserting, simple past and past participle inserted)

  1. (transitive) To put in between or into.
    In order to withdraw money from a cash machine you have to insert your debit card first.
    To make your proof easier to comprehend I recommend you insert a few more steps.

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insert ‎(plural inserts)

  1. An image inserted into text.
  2. A promotional leaflet inserted into a magazine, newspaper, etc.
    This software can print compact disc inserts if you have the right size of paper.
  3. (linguistics) An expression, such as "please" or an interjection, that may occur at various points in an utterance.

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