Etymology
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interpolation (n.)

1610s, "act of interpolating;" 1670s, "that which is interpolated," from French interpolation (17c.) or directly from Latin interpolationem (nominative interpolatio), noun of action from past participle stem of interpolare "to alter; falsify" (see interpolate).

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Definitions of interpolation

interpolation (n.)
a message (spoken or written) that is introduced or inserted;
with the help of his friend's interpolations his story was eventually told
Synonyms: insertion
interpolation (n.)
(mathematics) calculation of the value of a function between the values already known;
interpolation (n.)
the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts;
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