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insertion

[in-sur-shuh n] /ɪnˈsɜr ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of inserting:
the insertion of a coin in a vending machine.
2.
something inserted:
an insertion in the middle of a paragraph.
3.
Botany, Zoology.
  1. the manner or place of attachment, as of an organ.
  2. attachment of a part or organ, with special reference to the site or manner of such attachment.
4.
lace, embroidery, or the like, to be sewn at each edge between parts of other material.
5.
Aerospace. injection (def 6).
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Late Latin insertiōn- (stem of insertiō). See insert, -ion
Related forms
insertional, adjective
noninsertion, noun
preinsertion, noun
reinsertion, noun
subinsertion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for insertional

insertion

/ɪnˈsɜːʃən/
noun
1.
the act of inserting or something that is inserted
2.
a word, sentence, correction, etc, inserted into text, such as a newspaper
3.
a strip of lace, embroidery, etc, between two pieces of material
4.
(anatomy) the point or manner of attachment of a muscle to the bone that it moves
5.
(botany) the manner or point of attachment of one part to another
Derived Forms
insertional, adjective
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Word Origin and History for insertional

insertion

n.

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.

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insertional in Medicine

insertion in·ser·tion (ĭn-sûr'shən)
n.

  1. The point or mode of attachment of a skeletal muscle to the bone or other body part that it moves.

  2. The placing of a dental prosthesis in the mouth.

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