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interpolation

[in-tur-puh-ley-shuh n] /ɪnˌtɜr pəˈleɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of interpolating or the state of being interpolated.
2.
something interpolated, as a passage introduced into a text.
3.
Mathematics.
  1. the process of determining the value of a function between two points at which it has prescribed values.
  2. a similar process using more than two points at which the function has prescribed values.
  3. the process of approximating a given function by using its values at a discrete set of points.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin interpolātiōn- (stem of interpolātiō). See interpolate, -ion
Related forms
noninterpolation, noun
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Examples for interpolation
  • But the translator said he wanted to aim at minimal interpolation.
  • The language is plain, with the occasional interpolation of a colorful archaic phrase.
  • Inevitably some blocks don't have any measurement and there has to be some interpolation.
  • Along with ruminative psychological resonances, the singer amplified the melodies with sophisticated be- bop interpolation.
  • The interpolation of scenes illustrating episodes not directly concerned with the plot is a favorite practice of directors.
  • Another interpolation method can also be used, whatever remains full screen resolutions, but this time displayed is compromised.
  • The former is about interpolation of surface normal to approximate curved surfaces.
  • Bathymetric maps are generated by the interpolation process shown below.
  • The interpolation type used to determine intermediate line and sample shifts for each line.
  • Both table types have one argument and one function value, and linear interpolation is applied to determine values not tabulated.
British Dictionary definitions for interpolation

interpolation

/ɪnˌtɜːpəˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of interpolating or the state of being interpolated
2.
something interpolated
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interpolation in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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