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See also: Interpolation
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
interpolation (plural interpolations)
- (music) An abrupt change in elements, with continuation of the first idea.
- (mathematics, sciences) The process of estimating the value of a function at a point from its values at nearby points.
- (computing) The process of including and processing externally-fetched data in a document or program; see interpolate.
- 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.
- (including and processing externally-fetched data): transclusion
music: abrupt change in elements
math, science: process of estimating the value of a function
computing: process of including and processing externally-fetched data in a document or program
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