in·​ter·​leave ˌin-tər-ˈlēv How to pronounce interleave (audio)
interleaved; interleaving

transitive verb

: to arrange in or as if in alternate layers

Examples of interleave in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although commercially unsuccessful, Stretch inspired technologies used in inventions such as instruction pipelining and memory interleaving. IEEE Spectrum, 9 Dec. 2022 This interleaving of the numbers on the faces enables the intransitivity. Jack Murtagh, Scientific American, 19 Sep. 2023 Students can interleave new problems with related ones from preceding units. John Dunlosky, Scientific American, 1 Jan. 2015 Her riddles interleave what reads like a sociological thesis told in free verse. Washington Post, 7 Dec. 2021 In his translation, Damion Searls has decided not to interleave the correspondence. Kamran Javadizadeh, The New Yorker, 26 May 2021 The atmosphere is noir, and everywhere vice is interleaved with virtue. Emmanuel Iduma, The New York Review of Books, 2 June 2020 His ability to interleave aesthetic with lived social experience gives Mendelsohn’s writing great richness. Washington Post, 17 Oct. 2019 For example, the arrangement Ace, 5, 2, 3, 6, 7, 4 has two rising sequences interleaved: Ace, 2, 3, 4 and 5, 6, 7. Jo Craven McGinty, WSJ, 11 May 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of interleave was in 1856

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“Interleave.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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