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Meaning of INTERCALATION

Pronunciation:  in`turku'leyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an insertion into a calendar
 

INTERCALATION is a 13 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: embolism
 
 See Also: calendar, interval, time interval

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*ter`ca*la"tion\, n. [L. intercalatio: cf. F.
intercalation.]
1. (Chron.) The insertion of a day, or other portion of time,
   in a calendar.

2. The insertion or introduction of anything among others, as
   the insertion of a phrase, line, or verse in a metrical
   composition; specif. (Geol.), the intrusion of a bed or
   layer between other layers.

         Intercalations of fresh-water species in some
         localities.                           --Mantell.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The process by which a molecule (such as a mutagen) is inserted between two planar or stacked aromatic rings (such as adjacent bases in a genetic sequence).
 

 

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