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in·ser·tion

 (ĭn-sûr′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of inserting.
2. Something inserted, as an ornamental strip of lace or embroidery inserted between pieces of fabric.
3. Anatomy The point or mode of attachment of a skeletal muscle to the bone or other body part that it moves.
4. Genetics The addition, as by mutation, of one or more nucleotides to a chromosome.

in·ser′tion·al adj.

insertion

(ɪnˈsɜːʃən)
n
1. the act of inserting or something that is inserted
2. (Journalism & Publishing) a word, sentence, correction, etc, inserted into text, such as a newspaper
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a strip of lace, embroidery, etc, between two pieces of material
4. (Anatomy) anatomy the point or manner of attachment of a muscle to the bone that it moves
5. (Botany) botany the manner or point of attachment of one part to another
inˈsertional adj

in•ser•tion

(ɪnˈsɜr ʃən)

n.
1. the act of inserting.
2. something inserted.
3. Bot., Zool.
a. the place or manner of attachment, as of a muscle to the part it moves or a leaf to a stem.
b. the part of the structure that is attached.
4. lace, embroidery, or the like, to be sewn between parts of other material.
[1570–80; < Late Latin]
in•ser′tion•al, adj.

insertion

  • graft, splice - A graft is one thing attached to another by insertion or implantation so it becomes part of it; a splice is the joining of two things end-to-end to make a new whole.
  • pilot hole - A small hole drilled or hammered for the insertion of a nail or screw, or for drilling a larger hole.
  • punctuate, punctuation - Punctuate—which first meant "point out"—and punctuation are from Latin punctus, "prick, point"; the present-day meaning comes from the insertion of "points" or dots into written texts to indicate pauses (once called "pointing").
  • insert, insertion - The Latin elements in- and serere, "to join, plant," are part of insert and insertion.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insertion - a message (spoken or written) that is introduced or inserted; "with the help of his friend's interpolations his story was eventually told"; "with many insertions in the margins"
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
2.insertion - the act of putting one thing into another
movement - the act of changing the location of something; "the movement of cargo onto the vessel"
cannulation, cannulisation, cannulization, canulation, canulisation, canulization, intubation - the insertion of a cannula or tube into a hollow body organ
instillation, instillment, instilment - the introduction of a liquid (by pouring or injection) drop by drop
enclosing, envelopment, inclosure, enclosure - the act of enclosing something inside something else
injection - the forceful insertion of a substance under pressure
blood transfusion, transfusion - the introduction of blood or blood plasma into a vein or artery
perfusion - pumping a liquid into an organ or tissue (especially by way of blood vessels)

insertion

noun
1. inclusion, introduction, interpolation the first experiment involving the insertion of a new gene
2. insert, addition, inclusion, supplement, implant, inset The correction to the text may involve an insertion or a deletion.

insertion

noun
An item inserted, as in a diary, register, or reference book:
Translations
إدْخال
inzerátvložka
indføjelseindskydelse
behelyezésbeillesztés
innskot
vloženie
araya koymasokma

insertion

[ɪnˈsɜːʃən] N (gen) → inserción f, introducción f; [of advertisement] → publicación f, inserción f; (= advertisement) → anuncio m

insertion

[ɪnˈsɜːrʃən] n
[object, needle, key] → insertion f
(into text, document) [word, clause] → insertion
[+ gene] → insertionin-service education [ˌɪnsɜːrvɪsˌedjʊˈkeɪʃən] n (US)formation f continuein-service training [ˌɪnsɜːrvɪsˈtreɪnɪŋ] nformation f continue

insertion

n
(= sticking into)Hineinstecken nt; (= placing in)Hineinlegen nt; (= placing between)Einfügen nt; (of pocket)Einsetzen nt; (of thermometer, suppository)Einführen nt; (of coin)Einwerfen nt; (of injection needle)Einstechen nt; (of advert)Aufgeben nt; (by printer) → Einrücken nt; (of text, clause)Einfügen nt; (Comput: of disk) → Einlegen nt
= insert N
(Sew) → Einsatz m

insertion

[ɪnˈsɜːʃn] ninserimento

insert

(inˈsəːt) verb
to put or place (something) in. He inserted the money in the parking meter; An extra chapter has been inserted into the book; They inserted the announcement in the newspaper.
inˈsertion (-ʃən) noun

in·ser·tion

n. inserción.
1. acto de insertar;
2. punto de unión de un músculo y un hueso.
References in classic literature ?
The "rich blacksmith's daughter" cast the thought of dotted Swiss behind her, and elected to follow Rebecca in cheesecloth as she had in higher matters; straightway devising costumes that included such drawing of threads, such hemstitching and pin-tucking, such insertions of fine thread tatting that, in order to be finished, Rebecca's dress was given out in sections,--the sash to Hannah, waist and sleeves to Mrs.
But once, the mood was on him too deep for common regardings; and as with heavy, lumber-like pace he was measuring the ship from taffrail to mainmast, Stubb, the odd second mate, came up from below, and with a certain unassured, deprecating humorousness, hinted that if Captain Ahab was pleased to walk the planks, then, no one could say nay; but there might be some way of muffling the noise; hinting something indistinctly and hesitatingly about a globe of tow, and the insertion into it, of the ivory heel.
Bear in mind, too, that under these untoward circumstances he has to cut many feet deep in the flesh; and in that subterraneous manner, without so much as getting one single peep into the ever-contracting gash thus made, he must skilfully steer clear of all adjacent, interdicted parts, and exactly divide the spine at a critical point hard by its insertion into the skull.
The mossless spots were places where repairs had been made by the insertion of bright new masses of yellow straw.
Lecount's acknowledgment of the captain's anonymous warning was now on its way to insertion in the Times.
It might not be a perfect system; nothing was perfect; but what he objected to, was, the insertion of the wedge.
For my own part, at every new view I take of the subject, I become more convinced of the reality of the obstacles which, we are authoritatively informed, prevented the insertion of a provision on this head in the plan of the convention.
How great a difference is made by the appropriate use of lengthening, may be seen in Epic poetry by the insertion of ordinary forms in the verse.
On the contrary, when he saw more of Captain Wentworth, saw him repeatedly by daylight, and eyed him well, he was very much struck by his personal claims, and felt that his superiority of appearance might be not unfairly balanced against her superiority of rank; and all this, assisted by his well-sounding name, enabled Sir Walter at last to prepare his pen, with a very good grace, for the insertion of the marriage in the volume of honour.
Volumnia, growing with the flight of time pinker as to the red in her face, and yellower as to the white, reads to Sir Leicester in the long evenings and is driven to various artifices to conceal her yawns, of which the chief and most efficacious is the insertion of the pearl necklace between her rosy lips.
The gouty old admiral who had been finding fault, was completely won over by the singular man before him, and immediately moved the insertion of Dr.
Mr Ralph Nickleby seconded the resolution, and another gentleman having moved that it be amended by the insertion of the words 'and crumpet' after the word 'muffin,' whenever it occurred, it was carried triumphantly.