[in-tur-puh-leyt] /ɪnˈtɜr pəˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), interpolated, interpolating.
to introduce (something additional or extraneous) between other things or parts; interject; interpose; intercalate.
Mathematics. to insert, estimate, or find an intermediate term in (a sequence).
to alter (a text) by the insertion of new matter, especially deceptively or without authorization.
to insert (new or spurious matter) in this manner.
verb (used without object), interpolated, interpolating.
to make an .
to insert or introduce (a comment, passage, etc) into (a conversation, text, etc)
to falsify or alter (a text, manuscript, etc) by the later addition of (material, esp spurious or valueless passages)
(intransitive) to make additions, interruptions, or insertions
(maths) to estimate (a value of a function) between the values already known or determined Compare extrapolate (sense 1)
1650s, from Latin interpolator, agent noun from past participle stem of interpolare (see interpolate).
1610s, “to alter or enlarge (a writing) by inserting new material,” from Latin interpolatus, past participle of interpolare “alter, freshen up, polish;” of writing, “falsify,” from inter- “up” (see inter-) + polare, related to polire “to smoothe, polish.” Sense evolved in Latin from “refurbish,” to “alter appearance of,” to “falsify (especially by adding new material).” Middle English had interpolen (early 15c.) in a similar sense. Related: Interpolated; interpolating.
[noun in-ter-speys; verb in-ter-speys] /noun ˈɪn tərˌspeɪs; verb ˌɪn tərˈspeɪs/ noun 1. a between things. 2. an intervening period of time; interval. verb (used with object), interspaced, interspacing. 3. to put a between. 4. to occupy or fill the between. verb (ˌɪntəˈspeɪs) 1. (transitive) to make or occupy a space between noun (ˈɪntəˌspeɪs) 2. space […]
[spesh-uh l] /ˈspɛʃ əl/ adjective 1. of a distinct or particular kind or character: a special kind of key. 2. being a particular one; particular, individual, or certain: You’d better call the special number. 3. pertaining or peculiar to a particular person, thing, instance, etc.; distinctive; unique: the special features of a plan. 4. having […]
[in-ter-spee-sheez, -seez] /ˌɪn tərˈspi ʃiz, -siz/ adjective 1. existing or occurring between . interspecific (ĭn’tər-spĭ-sĭf’ĭk) also interspecies (ĭn’tər-spĭ-sĭf’ĭk) Arising or occurring between species.
[in-ter-spurs] /ˌɪn tərˈspɜrs/ verb (used with object), interspersed, interspersing. 1. to scatter here and there or place at intervals among other things: to intersperse flowers among shrubs. 2. to diversify with something placed or scattered at intervals: to intersperse a dull speech with interesting anecdotes. /ˌɪntəˈspɜːs/ verb (transitive) 1. to scatter or distribute among, between, […]