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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb interpolate:


Interpolate (to insert; change by adding new words or material) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

Definition of the verb interpolate

What does interpolate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: interpolated | interpolating | interpolates

  1. estimate the value of
  2. insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of interpolate: alter / falsify
    • more generic words: edit / redact = prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting

Alternative definition of the verb interpolate


  1. [mathematics] To estimate the value of a function between two points between which it is tabulated.
  2. [computing] During the course of processing some data, and in response to a directive in that data, to fetch data from a different source and process it in-line along with the original data.
  3. To introduce material to change the meaning of or falsify a text.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for interpolate

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Google previewOptimal Observation for Cyber-physical Systems (2009)

A Fisher-information-matrix-based Approach by Zhen Song, YangQuan Chen, Chellury R. Sastry, Nazif C. Tas

The function Interpolate is a function to interpolate sensitivity values. Table A.1 An example setting for RIOTS simulations 1 m=0.05; ...

Google previewThe Pursuit of the Sacred (2016)

An Introduction to Religious Studies by John Chitakure

for cox, to interpolate means to place what is observed from another religion ...

Google previewUsing R for Numerical Analysis in Science and Engineering (2016)

by Victor A. Bloomfield

column gives the position, and the second column gives the values which are interpolated over the grid • interpolate is the interpolation method (spline or linear ) • grid is the object defined with setup.grid.1D •...

Google previewNumerical Methods in Economics (1998)

by Kenneth L. Judd

Piecewise Linear Interpolation The simplest way to interpolate is the kindergarten procedure of "connecting the dots," that is, draw straight lines between successive data points of the Lagrange data. If we have Lagrange data (x,-,-y,-), then the ...

Google previewLotus Illustrated Dictionary of Mathematics (2004)

by Yule Bricks

interpolate ...

Google previewDictionary of the English Language (Complete and Unabridged) (2011)

by Samuel Johnson

To INTERPOLATE (INTE'RPOLATE) v.a.[interpoler, Fr. interpolo, Latin.]1. To foist any thing into a place to which it does not belong. The Athenians were put in possession of Salamis by another law, which was cited by Solon, or, as some think, ...

Google previewThe Wrong Word Dictionary (2012)

2,500 Most Commonly Confused Words by Dave Dowling

Interpolate, Extrapolate See entry for Extrapolate, Interpolate. Interpret, Interpretate Interpretate is not a word. Interpreter, Translator An interpreter converts speech to another language, and a translator converts writing to another language.

Google previewThe Oxford Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus (2002)

by Elizabeth Jewell

inset, inlay, feed, load; interpolate, in— terject, interpose. o n. inset, inlay; interpola— tion, interjection; insertion. insert ~ insolent SYNONYM STUDY: insert INJECT, INTERJECT, INTERPOLATE, INTRODUCE, MEDIATE. If you want tO put ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2001)

by Bryan A. Garner

interpolate stakeholder, q.v.) who is in doubt about which claimant should have the property, the purpose of the suit being to determine to which claimant delivery or payment ought to be made. Despite its appearance, then, interpleader ...

Google previewChambers's Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1876)

by William Chambers

Interpolate, in-teVpO-Iat, vM lit. to palish or furbish up here and there or betiveen ; to insert unfairly, as a spurious word or passage in a book or manuscript ; to corrupt : in math., to fill up the intermediate terms of a scries : — Pr.p. interpolating ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Dictionary (1899)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

interpolate ance, falsified, K inter, between, + polire, polish: see polish 1.] 1. To insert in a writing; introduce, as a word or phrase not in the original text; especially, to foist in : introduce suroriously, as what is spurious or unauthor1zed.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

in accordance with the law of the series; make the necessary interpolations in: as, to interpolate a number or a table of numbers.

Google previewNew Websterian 1912 Dictionary (1912)

Based Upon the Unabridged Dictionary of Noah Webster : with a Reference Library and Treasury of Facts by Noah Webster, Harry Thurston Peck

interpellate ( interpolate), v.t. to question. interpleader (in-ter-pled'er), n. the discussion of a point ...

Google previewConcise Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

Luxury Edition by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite

interpolate. 742 intermodal adj. involving two or more different modes of transport . intermolecular adj. existing or occurring between molecules. intern n. /ˈɪntəːn / (also interne) a student or trainee who does a job to gain work experience or ...

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Interpolate Meaning

Video shows what interpolate means. To introduce (something) between other things; especially to insert words into a text.. To estimate the value of a function ...

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Scrabble value of I1N1T1E1R1P3O1L1A1T1E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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