Definition of Insertion

1. Noun. A message (spoken or written) that is introduced or inserted. "With many insertions in the margins"

Exact synonyms: Interpolation
Generic synonyms: Content, Message, Subject Matter, Substance
Derivative terms: Interpolate

2. Noun. The act of putting one thing into another.

Definition of Insertion

1. n. The act of inserting; as, the insertion of scions in stocks; the insertion of words or passages in writings.

Definition of Insertion

1. Noun. The act of inserting, or something inserted. ¹

2. Noun. (anatomy) The distal end of attachment of a muscle to a bone that will be moved by the muscle. ¹

3. Noun. (genetics) The addition of a nucleotide to a chromosome by mutation ¹

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Definition of Insertion

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Insertion

1. 1. The place of attachment, as of a muscle to the bone which it moves. 2. A rare nonreciprocal translocation involving three breaks in which a segment is removed from one chromosome and then inserted into a broken region of a nonhomologous chromosome. Origin: L. Inserere = to join to This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Insertion

insert mode
insert song
insert songs
insertion mutation
insertion order
insertion orders
insertion sequence
insertional inactivation
insertional mutagenesis
inservice training

Literary usage of Insertion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"Further, the insertion of the singlet nitrene has been viewed as most likely proceeding through a concerted three-center transition state. ..."

2. The Review of American Colonial Legislation by the King in Council by Elmer Beecher Russell (1915)
"Least effectual were the several instructions which forbade governors to pass laws without the insertion of a suspending clause. ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1869)
"The author called attention to some of the principal modification of the receptacle affecting the "insertion" of the leaf-organs of the flower, ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1905)
"assented to or ratified the Insertion of the penalty In the bond. ... The insertion of the amount, at or before the time of signing, was necessary to ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery in the by Francis Vesey, Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Beames (1818)
"Order under Circumstances restraining the Insertion in the Gazette of the Declaration of ... THE Object of this Petition was to stay the Insertion of the ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... namely by the insertion of the text of the law in the "Acta Apostólicas Sedis" (the official publication of the Holy See), after this insertion has been ..."

7. Pillow Lace, a Practical Hand-book by Elizabeth Mincoff, Margaret S. Marriage (1907)
"Insertion This insertion is likewise taken from Le Pompe, ... What we have said about working the edging applies equally to the insertion ; set pins, ..."

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