insertion

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noun in·ser·tion \in-ˈsər-shən\

Definition of insertion

  1. 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. 2 a :  the act or process of inserting b :  the mutational process producing a genetic insertion

insertional

play \-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.

1539

First Known Use of insertion

1539


INSERTION Defined for English Language Learners

insertion

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noun in·ser·tion \in-ˈsər-shən\

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

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noun in·ser·tion \in-ˈsər-shən\

Definition of insertion for Students

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

  2. 2 :  2insert


Medical Dictionary

insertion

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noun in·ser·tion \in-ˈsər-shən\

Medical Definition of insertion

  1. 1:  the part of a muscle by which it is attached to the part to be moved—compare origin 2

  2. 2:  the mode or place of attachment of an organ or part

  3. 3a:  a section of genetic material inserted into an existing gene sequenceb:  the mutational process producing a genetic insertion

insertional

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