interpolation


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in·ter·po·late

 (ĭn-tûr′pə-lāt′)
v. in·ter·po·lat·ed, in·ter·po·lat·ing, in·ter·po·lates
v.tr.
1. To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.
2.
a. To insert (material) into a text.
b. To insert into a conversation. See Synonyms at introduce.
3. To change or falsify (a text) by introducing new or incorrect material.
4. Mathematics
a. To estimate a value of (a function or series) between two known values.
b. To create a continuous function that incorporates (a finite set of data), such as creating a curve that passes through a fixed set of points or a surface through a fixed set of curves.
5. To introduce estimated values of (pixel data) into a pixel array to improve the quality of an enlarged digital image.
v.intr.
To make insertions or additions.

[Latin interpolāre, interpolāt-, to touch up, refurbish, from interpolis, refurbished; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

in·ter′po·la′tion n.
in·ter′po·la′tive adj.
in·ter′po·la′tor n.

interpolation

(ɪnˌtɜːpəˈleɪʃən)
n
1. the act of interpolating or the state of being interpolated
2. something interpolated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.interpolation - 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.interpolation - (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function between the values already known
figuring, reckoning, calculation, computation - problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
3.interpolation - the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts
disruption, interruption, gap, break - an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"

interpolation

noun insertion, addition, aside, introduction, insert, interjection, intercalation The interpolation was inserted soon after the text was finished.
Translations

interpolation

[ɪnˌtɜːpəˈleɪʃən] Ninterpolación f

interpolation

n (of remark)Einwerfen nt; (= remark made)Einwurf m; (in text) → Interpolation f, → Einfügung f; (Math) → Interpolation f

interpolation

[ɪnˌtɜːpəˈleɪʃn] n (frm) → interpolazione f
References in classic literature ?
The reader will observe that the writer has been unable to keep the women out of an interpolation consisting only of four lines.
the supposed interpolation lacks a sufficient motive.
It is highly probable that these poems were interpolations into the "Catalogues" expanded by later poets from more summary notices in the genuine Hesiodic work and subsequently detached from their contexts and treated as independent.
10 It must be mentioned also that the learning of this age has left permanent traces of its influence on these fables, ll by causing the interpolation with them of some of those amusing stories which were so frequently introduced into the public discourses of the great preachers of those days, and of which specimens are yet to be found in the extant sermons of Jean Raulin, Meffreth, and Gabriel Barlette.
The summer house itself, so airy and so broken, is like one of those old tales, imperfectly remembered; and these living branches of the Baldwin apple tree, thrusting so rudely in, are like your unwarrantable interpolations.
Linear Regression Calculated Series - this new calculated series helps you display a linear interpolation of a categorical or XY scatter dataset.
Mathematics and computer science are interested in methods of 2D curve interpolation and extrapolation using the set of key points (knots).
An important result in the study of Hermite interpolation problems on the unit circle T is the extension of the Hermite-Fejdr theorem (cf.
interpolation, in the interest of better understanding the effect of the degree and ordering of an interpolation transformation on conventional features extracted from pressure maps.
Different interpolation methods applied over the same data sources may result in different results and hence it is required to evaluate the comparative suitability of these techniques.
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGCA) is seeking comments on the candidate OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) Interface Standard Interpolation Extension.
They present interpolation as a building block in the super-resolution reconstruction process, and compare the polynomial and inverse approaches to interpolation.