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interleave

[in-ter-leev] /ˌɪn tərˈliv/
verb (used with object), interleaved, interleaving.
1.
to provide blank leaves in (a book) for notes or written comments.
2.
to insert blank leaves between (the regular printed leaves).
3.
to insert something alternately and regularly between the pages or parts of:
Interleave the eight-page form with carbon paper.
4.
to insert (material) alternately and regularly between the pages or parts of something else:
Interleave carbon paper between the pages of the form.
5.
Computers.
  1. to arrange (an operation) so that two or more programs, sets of instructions, etc., are performed in an alternating fashion.
  2. to mix (data and control characters) in a single operation.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; inter- + leave3
Related forms
uninterleaved, adjective
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Examples from the web for interleave
  • interleave worked example solutions with problem-solving exercises.
  • interleave every inch with corrugated board to support the plates.
  • interleave freezer paper and cardboard to provide support.
British Dictionary definitions for interleave

interleave

/ˌɪntəˈliːv/
verb (transitive)
1.
(often foll by with) to intersperse (with), esp alternately, as the illustrations in a book (with protective leaves)
2.
to provide (a book) with blank leaves for notes, etc, or to protect illustrations
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interleave in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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