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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Interpolate  \In*ter"po*late\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Interpolated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Interpolating}.]  [L. 
  interpolatus  p.  p.  of  interpolare  to  form  anew,  to 
  interpolate,  fr  interpolus  interpolis  falsified,  vamped 
  up  polished  up  inter  between  +  polire  to  polish.  See 
  {Polish},  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  renew;  to  carry  on  with  intermission.  [Obs.] 
 
  Motion  .  .  .  partly  continued  and  unintermitted  .  . 
  .  partly  interpolated  and  interrupted.  --Sir  M. 
  Hale. 
 
  2.  To  alter  or  corrupt  by  the  insertion  of  new  or  foreign 
  matter;  especially,  to  change,  as  a  book  or  text,  by  the 
  insertion  of  matter  that  is  new  or  foreign  to  the  purpose 
  of  the  author. 
 
  How  strangely  Ignatius  is  mangled  and  interpolated, 
  you  may  see  by  the  vast  difference  of  all  copies  and 
  editions.  --Bp.  Barlow. 
 
  The  Athenians  were  put  in  possession  of  Salamis  by 
  another  law,  which  was  cited  by  Solon,  or  as  some 
  think,  interpolated  by  him  for  that  purpose.  --Pope. 
 
  3.  (Math.)  To  fill  up  intermediate  terms  of  as  of  a  series, 
  according  to  the  law  of  the  series;  to  introduce,  as  a 
  number  or  quantity,  in  a  partial  series,  according  to  the 
  law  of  that  part  of  the  series. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  interpolate 
  v  1:  estimate  the  value  of  in  mathematics  [syn:  {extrapolate}] 
  2:  insert  words  into  texts  [syn:  {alter},  {falsify}] 




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