insertion

noun
in·​ser·​tion | \ in-ˈsər-shən How to pronounce insertion (audio) \

Definition of insertion

1 : something that is inserted: such 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
2a : the act or process of inserting
b : the mutational process producing a genetic insertion

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Other Words from insertion

insertional \ in-​ˈsər-​shnəl How to pronounce insertion (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective

Examples of insertion in a Sentence

Treatment may include the insertion of a tube in his ear. The report contains a number of insertions.
Recent Examples on the Web Kendrick Perkins believes the insertion of Doc Rivers and removal of Brett Brown is a huge factor in Philly’s early-season success. Dan Shaughnessy, BostonGlobe.com, "It’s not ‘politics’ that affects Curt Schilling’s Hall of Fame case, and other thoughts," 8 Jan. 2021 Perhaps the most sorrowful story: Broadway actor Nick Cordero died in July at age 41 after 13 weeks battling the virus and multiple serious complications, including a leg amputation, infections in his lungs and the insertion of a pacemaker. USA Today, "2021 has to be better for Hollywood, because it can’t get any worse," 30 Dec. 2020 After the raw material is collected from bulls, it is packaged and frozen in vials or straws for easier insertion into cows. Manavi Kapur, Quartz, "India’s bull semen industry could be used to fight Covid-19," 10 Dec. 2020 Senate Republicans objected to the last-minute insertion of the Wind Production Tax Credit, which GOP lawmakers argued was supposed to be a temporary credit and now distorts the energy market. Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner, "Senate clears major virus aid and government funding package, sending it to Trump's desk," 21 Dec. 2020 Small enough to fit in a glove box, this kit includes a tire rasp and insertion tools, a tube scuff pad, six assorted patches, five 4-inch tire plugs and a small tube of rubber cement. Hannah Drown, cleveland, "15 essential items for winter emergencies, snowstorms to keep in your car," 1 Dec. 2020 Justin Herbert has been nearly as effective since his surprise – even to him – insertion into the Chargers' lineup in Week 2 following a medical mishap with starter Tyrod Taylor. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "NFL's 20 biggest surprises at quarter-season mark: Rookies thriving, free agents floundering," 8 Oct. 2020 Cordero, 41, died July 5 after a 95-day hospital stay with a series of complications from the coronavirus, including a leg amputation, infections in his lungs and the insertion of a temporary pacemaker. Anika Reed, USA TODAY, "Amanda Kloots and Elaine Welteroth are joining 'The Talk' as co-hosts in January," 2 Dec. 2020 In-ear designs allow for very quick insertion and removal and for smooth operation by extension thanks to the simplicity of their form factor. Popular Science, "Best wireless earbuds: Five things to consider," 30 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of insertion

1539, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of insertion was in 1539

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15 Jan 2021

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“Insertion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/insertion. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for insertion

insertion

noun
How to pronounce insertion (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of insertion

: 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

insertion

noun
in·​ser·​tion | \ in-ˈsər-shən How to pronounce insertion (audio) \

Kids Definition of insertion

1 : the act or process of putting in or into The lock opened upon insertion of a key.

insertion

noun
in·​ser·​tion | \ in-ˈsər-shən How to pronounce insertion (audio) \

Medical Definition of insertion

1 : the part of a muscle by which it is attached to the part to be moved — compare origin sense 2
2 : the mode or place of attachment of an organ or part
3a : a section of genetic material inserted into an existing gene sequence
b : the mutational process producing a genetic insertion

Other Words from insertion

insertional \ -​shnəl, -​shən-​ᵊl How to pronounce insertion (audio) \ adjective

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