What does insertion mean?

Definitions for insertion
ɪnˈsɜr ʃənin·ser·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. interpolation, insertionnoun

    a message (spoken or written) that is introduced or inserted

    "with the help of his friend's interpolations his story was eventually told"; "with many insertions in the margins"

  2. insertion, introduction, intromissionnoun

    the act of putting one thing into another


  1. Insertionnoun

    That which is set in or inserted, such as a word or passage in a composition, or a narrow strip of embroidered lace, muslin, or cambric; as, there were numerous insertions and corrections to the first draft.


  1. insertionnoun

    The act of inserting, or something inserted.

  2. insertionnoun

    The distal end of attachment of a muscle to a bone that will be moved by the muscle.

  3. insertionnoun

    The addition of a nucleotide to a chromosome by mutation

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Insertionnoun

    Etymology: insertion, Fr. insertio, Latin.

    The great disadvantage our historians labour under is too tedious an interruption, by the insertion of records in their narration. Henry Felton, on the Classicks.

    An ileus, commonly called the twisting of the guts, is either a circumvolution or insertion of one part of the gut within the other. John Arbuthnot, on Diet.

    He softens the relation by such insertions, before he describes the event. William Broome, Notes on the Odyssey.


  1. insertion

    Insertion generally refers to the act or process of placing or putting something into something else. It could be used in various contexts such as genetics, where it signifies the addition of one or more nucleotide base pairs into a DNA sequence, or in computer science, where it denotes adding an element into a data structure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insertionnoun

    the act of inserting; as, the insertion of scions in stocks; the insertion of words or passages in writings

  2. Insertionnoun

    the condition or mode of being inserted or attached; as, the insertion of stamens in a calyx

  3. Insertionnoun

    that which is set in or inserted, especially a narrow strip of embroidered lace, muslin, or cambric

  4. Insertionnoun

    the point or part by which a muscle or tendon is attached to the part to be moved; -- in contradistinction to its origin

  5. Etymology: [L. insertio: cf. F. insertion. See Insert.]


  1. Insertion

    In genetics, an insertion is the addition of one or more nucleotide base pairs into a DNA sequence. This can often happen in microsatellite regions due to the DNA polymerase slipping. Insertions can be anywhere in size from one base pair incorrectly inserted into a DNA sequence to a section of one chromosome inserted into another. On a chromosome level, an insertion refers to the insertion of a larger sequence into a chromosome. This can happen due to unequal crossover during meiosis. N region addition is the addition of non-coded nucleotides during recombination by terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase. P nucleotide insertion is the insertion of palindromic sequences encoded by the ends of the recombining gene segments. Trinucleotide repeats are classified as insertion mutations and sometimes as a separate class of mutations.


  1. Insertion

    the point or place where a part is inserted: a part that is inserted: the act of inserting.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insertion in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insertion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of insertion in a Sentence

  1. Madeline Cohen:

    I just don't know. We have tried to get transparency about what they're doing and to be able to observe (the IV insertion), and we've been denied that. So between the actual veiling and the chemical veiling, it's very hard for us to know what's going on.

  2. Elliot Rodger:

    the brute will then invite the girl back to his place of dwelling, where he will achieve insertion. He will experience delights so heavenly, so incredible... delights, that have been so cruelly denied to me

  3. Jennifer Derebery:

    We had trained them all in proper insertion, and encouraged but not required wearing them.

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