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insertion

noun in·ser·tion \in-ˈsər-shən\

: the act or process of putting something into something else : the act or process of inserting something

: something (such as a comment) that is added to a piece of writing : something that is inserted

Full Definition of INSERTION

1
:  something that is inserted: as
a :  the part of a muscle that inserts
b :  the mode or place of attachment of an organ or part
c :  embroidery or needlework inserted as ornament between two pieces of fabric
d :  a section of genetic material that is inserted into an existing gene sequence
2
a :  the act or process of inserting
b :  the mutational process producing a genetic insertion
in·ser·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of INSERTION

  1. Treatment may include the insertion of a tube in his ear.
  2. The report contains a number of insertions.

First Known Use of INSERTION

1539

Rhymes with INSERTION

INSERTION Defined for Kids

insertion

noun in·ser·tion \in-ˈsər-shən\

Definition of INSERTION for Kids

1
:  the act or process of putting in or into <The lock opened upon insertion of a key.>
2
:  2insert
Medical Dictionary

insertion

noun in·ser·tion \in-ˈsər-shən\

Medical Definition of INSERTION

1
:  the part of a muscle by which it is attached to the part to be moved—compare origin 2
2
:  the mode or place of attachment of an organ or part
3
a :  a section of genetic material inserted into an existing gene sequence b :  the mutational process producing a genetic insertion
in·ser·tion·al \-shnəl, -shən-əl\ adjective

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