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Meaning of INTERPOLATE

Pronunciation:  in'turpu`leyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby
  2. [v]  estimate the value of; in mathematics
 

INTERPOLATE is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: alter, extrapolate, falsify
 
 See Also: calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, edit, figure, reckon, redact, work out

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*ter"po*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Interpolated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Interpolating}.] [L.
interpolatus, p. p. of interpolare to form anew, to
interpolate, fr. interpolus, interpolis, falsified, vamped
up, polished up; inter between + polire to polish. See
{Polish}, v. t.]
1. To renew; to carry on with intermission. [Obs.]

         Motion . . . partly continued and unintermitted, . .
         . partly interpolated and interrupted. --Sir M.
                                               Hale.

2. To alter or corrupt by the insertion of new or foreign
   matter; especially, to change, as a book or text, by the
   insertion of matter that is new, or foreign to the purpose
   of the author.

         How strangely Ignatius is mangled and interpolated,
         you may see by the vast difference of all copies and
         editions.                             --Bp. Barlow.

         The Athenians were put in possession of Salamis by
         another law, which was cited by Solon, or, as some
         think, interpolated by him for that purpose. --Pope.

3. (Math.) To fill up intermediate terms of, as of a series,
   according to the law of the series; to introduce, as a
   number or quantity, in a partial series, according to the
   law of that part of the series.

 
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