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.
1. Inserted in, or added to, the original; introduced; foisted in; changed by the insertion of new or spurious
2. (Math.) (a) Provided with necessary interpolations; as, an interpolated table. (b) Introduced or
determined by interpolation; as, interpolated quantities or numbers.
(In*ter`po*la"tion) n. [L. interpolatio an alteration made here and there: cf. F. interpolation.]
1. The act of introducing or inserting anything, especially that which is spurious or foreign.
2. That which is introduced or inserted, especially something foreign or spurious.
Bentley wrote a letter . . . . upon the scriptural glosses in our present copies of Hesychius, which he
considered interpolations from a later hand.De Quincey.
3. (Math.) The method or operation of finding from a few given terms of a series, as of numbers or
observations, other intermediate terms in conformity with the law of the series.
(In*ter"po*la`tor) n. [L., a corrupter: of. F. interpolateur.] One who interpolates; esp., one
who inserts foreign or spurious matter in genuine writings.
(In`ter*pone") v. t. [L. interponere; inter between + ponere to place. See Position.] To
interpose; to insert or place between. [R.] Cudworth.
(In`ter*po"nent) n. One who, or that which, interposes; an interloper, an opponent. [R.] Heywood.
(In`ter*pos"al) n. [From Interpose.] The act of interposing; interposition; intervention.
(In`ter*pose") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Interposed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Interposing.] [F. interposer.
See Inter-, and Pose, v. t.]
1. To place between; as, to interpose a screen between the eye and the light.
Make enemies of nations.