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as in: interpolate the data Define
estimates a value that lies between two known values or in digital imaging: adding pixels (dots or resolution) to an image based upon examination of surrounding pixels
  • If a straight line crosses through 2, 4, and 8, we can interpolate that it passes through 6.
  • Interpolated resolution does not add any detail, but it can make line art look a little smoother.

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  • The mathematician found the answer using interpolation on the graph containing the data.
  • Kant insisted that ideas of that kind not be considered interpolations serving to fill in the gaps, but should be considered as concepts that need to stand on their own.
  • The most learned scholars of Christianity now unanimously recognize this verse to be a later interpolation of the Church and it is not included in modern Bibles.
  • We can interpolate the digital image to try to make it look less grainy, but selecting the best method of interpolation is as much art as science.
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as in: interpolate the manuscript Define
to insert words into texts -- often falsifying it
  • The bracketed line on that page of the Odyssey is thought by some to be an interpolation added long ago.
  • The most learned scholars of Christianity now unanimously recognize this verse to be a later interpolation of the Church and it is not included in modern Bibles.
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  • There were interpolated snorts of laughter.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • "Where?" interpolated the wheelwright.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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  • "Yes, sir," the cook eagerly interpolated, with appeasing and apologetic servility.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • "But, you know, there are always moral, spiritual causes at the back in these cases," the family doctor permitted himself to interpolate with a subtle smile.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • "Well, blessed be the name of the Lord," be interpolated from time to time.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Now they were successful merchants in Savannah, "though the dear God alone knows where that may be," as their mother always interpolated when mentioning the two oldest of her male brood, and it was to them that young Gerald was sent.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Poirot interpolated a question.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • In this case I have compressed (perhaps a reciter would have filled out his material with interpolations).
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Here no history, or church, or state, is interpolated on the divine sky and the immortal year.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • The dances were all of the eager fox-trotting type of the period with interpolations and variations according to the moods and temperaments of the.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy

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  • Clyde nodded assent often and interpolated a few eager "yes, sirs" and "no, sirs," and assured him at the last that it was the furtherest thing from his thoughts and temperament to dream of any such high crimes and misdemeanors as he had outlined.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • If it were Kansas City or Chicago now," he interpolated securely, "I’d know what to do.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • The creeping things seemed to know all about the later rain, but little of the interpolated thunder-storm; whilst the sheep knew all about the thunder-storm and nothing of the later rain.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Suppose you found an inscription, with sentences here and there in excellent plain English, and interpolated therewith, others made up of words, of letters even, absolutely unknown to you?
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • "Bellringer!" interpolated the provost, who had waked up early enough to be in a sufficiently bad temper, as we have said, not to require to have his fury inflamed by such strange responses.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Sometimes, deliberately, they salted their pages with glib false readings, sometimes they interpolated passages of wild absurdity, waiting exultantly for his cautious amendment of a word that did not exist.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • It is true that the Limeans were given to interpolating trivial songs into the most exquisite comedies and some lachrymose effects into the austerest music; but at least they never submitted to the boredom of a misplaced veneration.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • All members of the company had been warned that to interpolate lines or "business" meant a fine or worse.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • And here interpolated—it’s so hard to remember how you die or when.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • (This repetition used to be thought an interpolation; the arms, at any rate, are removed.) Let us now consider what does happen in Books XVII and XVIII.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • A CAB RUNS IN ENGLISH AND BARKS IN SLANG "The railing is old," interpolated a fifth, who had the voice of a ventriloquist.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • "You think he’s guilty, of course?" interpolated Jephson, dryly.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • "It might," quietly interpolated Belknap, who by now was very much interested and a little hopeful.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • And Mason, realizing that he had caught him here, quickly interpolated a "Yes?" to which Clyde replied, but merely guessing at that: "Why, thirty-five cents an hour—just the same as at Grass Lake—so the boatman said."
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Oderisi’s ’Piu ridon ….’was how Dante drew attention to the humility of the miniaturists, who tried in the simplest, densest strokes to convey the essence of what they saw, and were not interested in discursive interpolations, conceits, or dazzling excursions that proved them to their fellowsalthough they had to do some of this simply to arouse their patrons.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • But you, or your interpolator, ought to have considered, that it was not my inclination, so was it not decent to praise any animal of our composition before my master Houyhnhnm: And besides, the fact was altogether false; for to my knowledge, being in England during some part of her majesty’s reign, she did govern by a chief minister; nay even by two successively, the first whereof was the lord of Godolphin, and the second the lord of Oxford; so that you have made me say the thing that…
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Then at last, quite calmly closing the book, and rising, she went on: "Now, we must think out what to say and who to send that telegram to—I mean to Clyde, of course—at that place, wherever it is—Bridgeburg," she added, looking at the paper, and then interpolating from the Bible—"By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God!"
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • …tremolo from the violin part, which, for several bars, was unaccompanied, and filled all the foreground; until suddenly it seemed to be drawn aside, and—just as in those interiors by Pieter de Hooch, where the subject is set back a long way through the narrow framework of a half-opened door—infinitely remote, in colour quite different, velvety with the radiance of some intervening light, the little phrase appeared, dancing, pastoral, interpolated, episodic, belonging to another world.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • For often we find a day, in one, that has strayed from another season, and makes us live in that other, summons at once into our presence and makes us long for its peculiar pleasures, and interrupts the dreams that we were in process of weaving, by inserting, out of its turn, too early or too late, this leaf, torn from another chapter, in the interpolated calendar of Happiness.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • ("Blessed be the name of the Lord!" interpolated Asa.) "I thought she was happy here with us, but apparently she wasn’t.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • And so far from our objecting to these interpolations, we would feel that the story was not yet long enough, and would rally her with: "Oh, but surely he said something else as well.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Interpolation Sounds Over and through the burial chant, Organ and solemn service, sermon, bending priests, To me come interpolation sounds not in the show—plainly to me, crowding up the aisle and from the window, Of sudden battle’s hurry and harsh noises—war’s grim game to sight and ear in earnest; The scout call’d up and forward—the general mounted and his aides around him—the new-brought word—the instantaneous order issued; The rifle crack—the cannon thud—the rushing forth of men…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • Interpolation Sounds Over and through the burial chant, Organ and solemn service, sermon, bending priests, To me come interpolation sounds not in the show—plainly to me, crowding up the aisle and from the window, Of sudden battle’s hurry and harsh noises—war’s grim game to sight and ear in earnest; The scout call’d up and forward—the general mounted and his aides around him—the new-brought word—the instantaneous order issued; The rifle crack—the cannon thud—the rushing forth of men…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • [There was a Brujon dynasty; we cannot refrain from interpolating this word.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • "My dear Colombe," interpolated Dame Aloise, "do you not mean the hotel which belonged to Monsieur de Bacqueville, in the reign of King Charles VI.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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