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May 27, 2023

Word of the Day: Interpolate

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Word of the Day
: May 27, 2023

\in-TER-puh-layt\ verb

What It Means

Interpolate is a formal word used to talk about interjecting or inserting something, especially words or a musical element. A critic might interpolate a comment into a conversation, or an artist may interpolate a melody or lyric from one song into another. In mathematical contexts, the word can also mean “to estimate values of data or a function between two known values,” or “to make insertions (as of estimated values).”

// She interpolated a highly critical comment into the discussion, which had been mostly positive to that point.

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