interpolator


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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.
References in classic literature ?
7: This oracle most clearly proves that Asclepius was not the son of Arsinoe, but that Hesiod or one of Hesiod's interpolators composed the verses to please the Messenians.
The AD9789 14-bit TxDAC integrates a QAM encoder, interpolator, and digital up-converter that achieve a 2.
These high-resolution encoder module kits include a built-in interpolator and are designed for quick assembly and reliable connector retention in a wide range of commercial and industrial motion control applications.
2009) and designed with slight modifications in interpolator design as shown in Fig.
h], let [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] denote the corresponding nodal FEM interpolator.
Source Data and Methods for Current-Dollar GDP and Current-Dollar GDI Component Annual estimates: Source data and methods used to determine level for benchmark and other years or used to prepare an extrapolator or interpolator Gross domestic product of $16,768.
In combination with an interpolator device and magnetic scales, measurement ranges from micrometre to km are possible with high precision.
The GW mean is a more efficient predictor than the mean and it could be used as a spatial interpolator (Brunsdon, Fotheringham, and Charlton 2002).
Like the salinity interpolator described earlier, this modeling package was developed in the Java programming language and was informed by earlier ecomodeling efforts performed by the Joint Ecosystem Modeling community of practice (Romanach et al.
It is almost as if the spaces and objects are thrown into empathetic interrelationships--and the viewer moves among these scenes as an interpolator.
The current control architecture has two major levels which are the servo control (level 1) and the interpolator (level 2) for the axial motion control of machine tools as shown in Fig.
In this sense, Vallabhadeva's comment aptly describes the motivation of the poet who composed the bitextual speech, whom we believe not to be Magha himself but a later interpolator.