Meaning of INTERPOLATION in English


/in terr'peuh lay"sheuhn/ , n.

1. the act or process of interpolating or the state of being interpolated.

2. something interpolated, as a passage introduced into a text.

3. Math.

a. the process of determining the value of a function between two points at which it has prescribed values.

b. a similar process using more than two points at which the function has prescribed values.

c. the process of approximating a given function by using its values at a discrete set of points.

[ 1605-15; interpolation- (s. of interpolatio ). See INTERPOLATE, -ION ]

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