insertion

noun in·ser·tion \ in-ˈsər-shən \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

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
2 a : the act or process of inserting
b : the mutational process producing a genetic insertion

insertional

play \in-ˈsər-shnəl, -shə-nᵊl\ adjective

Examples of insertion in a Sentence

  1. Treatment may include the insertion of a tube in his ear.

  2. The report contains a number of insertions.

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First Known Use of insertion

1539


INSERTION Defined for English Language Learners

insertion

noun

Definition of insertion for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

insertion

noun in·ser·tion \ in-ˈsər-shən \

Definition of insertion for Students

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

insertional

play \-shnəl, -shən-ᵊl\ adjective


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