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Interpolate   Listen
Interpolate  v. t.  (past & past part. interpolated; pres. part. interpolating)  
To renew; to carry on with intermission. (Obs.) "Motion... partly continued and unintermitted,... partly interpolated and interrupted."
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." "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."
(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; to estimate a value at a point intermediate between points of knwon value. Compare extrapolate.

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"Interpolate" Quotes from Famous Books

... reward anything that did not draw part at least of its sweetness from the gazing eyes of the multitude. Glad was I to find that the word is not in the best manuscripts; and God be thanked that it is left out in the revised version. What shall we think of the daring that could interpolate it! But of like sort is the daring of much exposition of the Master's words. What men have not faith enough to receive, they will still dilute to the standard of their own faculty of reception. If any one say, 'Why did the Lord let the word remain there ...
— Hope of the Gospel • George MacDonald

... large deficit. Nor was he benefited by the performances of his "Tannhaeuser," which were given at the grand opera in March, 1861, by order of Napoleon, at the request of the influential Princess Metternich. He had refused to interpolate a vulgar ballet in the second act for the benefit of the members of the aristocratic Jockey Club, who dined late and insisted on having a ballet on entering the opera-house. They took their revenge ...
— Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV • John Lord

... receiving visitors, and for the moment conceived the new arrival to be a Government official, sent to question him concerning an abortive society to which he had formerly belonged. (Here the author may interpolate the fact that, in Tientietnikov's early days, the young man had become mixed up in a very absurd affair. That is to say, a couple of philosophers belonging to a regiment of hussars had, together with an aesthete who had not yet completed his student's course and a gambler who had squandered ...
— Dead Souls • Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

Words linked to "Interpolate" :   extrapolate, figure, maths, alter, edit, reckon, interpolation, compute, calculate, math, mathematics, redact, work out, falsify, cipher, cypher

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