[in-sur-shuh n] /ɪnˈsɜr ʃən/
the act of inserting:
the insertion of a coin in a vending machine.
an insertion in the middle of a paragraph.
lace, embroidery, or the like, to be sewn at each edge between parts of other material.
Aerospace. (def 6).
the act of inserting or something that is inserted
a word, sentence, correction, etc, inserted into text, such as a newspaper
a strip of lace, embroidery, etc, between two pieces of material
(anatomy) the point or manner of attachment of a muscle to the bone that it moves
(botany) the manner or point of attachment of one part to another
1590s, “act of putting in,” from Late Latin insertionem (nominative insertio), noun of action from past participle stem of inserere (see insert). Meaning “that which is inserted” attested from 1620s.
insertion in·ser·tion (ĭn-sûr’shən)
- Insertional mutagenesis
insertional mutagenesis in·ser·tion·al mutagenesis (ĭn-sûr’shə-nəl) n. Mutation caused by the insertion of new genetic material into a normal gene.
- Insertion element
noun 1. (genetics) a section of DNA that is capable of becoming inserted into another chromosome See transposon
- Insertion point
noun in a computer graphics program, the point where the next character(s) typed will appear on the display Examples The insertion point is often indicated by a blinking vertical line.
- Insertion sequence
insertion sequence n. Any of several discrete DNA sequences that repeat at various sites on a bacterial chromosome, on certain plasmids, and on bacteriophages and that can move from one site to another on the chromosome, to another plasmid in the same bacterium, or to a bacteriophage.