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intercalation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intercalation  \In*ter`ca*la"tion\,  n.  [L.  intercalatio:  cf  F. 
  intercalation.] 
  1.  (Chron.)  The  insertion  of  a  day  or  other  portion  of  time, 
  in  a  calendar. 
 
  2.  The  insertion  or  introduction  of  anything  among  others  as 
  the  insertion  of  a  phrase,  line  or  verse  in  a  metrical 
  composition;  specif.  (Geol.),  the  intrusion  of  a  bed  or 
  layer  between  other  layers. 
 
  Intercalations  of  fresh-water  species  in  some 
  localities.  --Mantell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intercalation 
  n  :  an  insertion  into  a  calendar  [syn:  {embolism}] 




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