interpolate

[c]/ɪnˈtɜpəleɪt / (say in'terpuhlayt)

verb (interpolated, interpolating)
verb (t)
1. to alter (a text, etc.) by the insertion of new matter, especially deceptively or without authorisation.
2. to insert (new or spurious matter) thus.
3. to introduce (something additional or extraneous) between other things or parts; interject; interpose; intercalate.
4. Mathematics to insert or find intermediate terms in (a sequence).
5. Computers, Photography to digitally enlarge (an image) by using software to add pixels based on the colour and brightness of adjacent original pixels, resulting however in a reduction of image quality.
verb (i)
6. to make interpolations.
{Latin interpolātus, past participle, furbished, altered, falsified}
interpolator, noun
interpolative /ɪnˈtɜpəleɪtɪv/ (say in'terpuhlaytiv), adjective

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:
(wrongfully), / , (terms to complete a series)


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  • interpolate — (v.) 1610s, to alter or enlarge (a writing) by inserting new material, from L. interpolatus, pp. of interpolare alter, freshen up, polish; of writing, falsify, from inter up (see INTER (Cf. inter )) + polare, related to polire to smoothe, polish …   Etymology dictionary

  • interpolate — insert, intercalate, *introduce, insinuate, interpose, interject Analogous words: *enter, introduce, admit: *intrude, interlope: *add, superadd, annex, append Contrasted words: delete, expunge, *erase, cancel …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • interpolate — [in tʉr′pə lāt΄] vt. interpolated, interpolating [< L interpolatus, pp. of interpolare, to polish, dress up, corrupt < interpolis, altered by furbishing, repaired < inter , between + polire, to POLISH] 1. to alter, enlarge, or corrupt (a …   English World dictionary

  • interpolate — v. (D; tr.) to interpolate into * * * [ɪn tɜːpəleɪt] (D; tr.) to interpolate into …   Combinatory dictionary

  • interpolate — UK [ɪnˈtɜː(r)pəleɪt] / US [ɪnˈtɜrpəˌleɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms interpolate : present tense I/you/we/they interpolate he/she/it interpolates present participle interpolating past tense interpolated past participle interpolated formal 1) to …   English dictionary

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