interpolation interpolation

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a message (spoken or written) that is introduced or inserted
  2. (n) (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function between the values already known
  3. (n) the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts

Usage(s):

  1. Its structure, like that of the Byrne stories, is subject to interpolation every time a colorful episode, not included in the original scheme, seems possible.
  2. Until Tiros, the story of what happens overhead had been a matter of educated guesswork, a smattering of facts well-larded with interpolation.
  3. Oldtimers in the audience flinched when the curtain rose to reveal a meaningless shadowgraph sequence of Japanese town life, a very un-Gilbertian interpolation.

News

  1. Watch Kelly Rowland and Wiz Khalifa Perform 'Gone' on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon'

    Kelly Rowland and Wiz Khalifa paid a visit to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in support of Rowland's new album Talk a Good Game, which finally drops next week. Kelly, sporting a naughty mesh-and-leather top, sang her just-premiered track "Gone," which features an interpolation of "Big Yellow Taxi." It's cute and all, but it's a lot cheesier than, say, Janet Jackson's "Got 'Til It's Gone." Also ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Zimbio

  2. LISTEN: Kelly Rowland Gets Inspired by Joni Mitchell in 'Gone'

    Kelly Rowland is following up her much talked about single "Dirty Laundry" with this upbeat, playful track "Gone" (off her upcoming album  Talk A Good Game ). The R&B singer somehow manages to make relationship troubles sound light and airy, and mixes things up with an interesting interpolation of Joni Mitchell's much sampled "Big Yellow Taxi." Wiz Khalifa offers a few lines of jilted lover ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Zimbio

Quotes

  • "I'm not going to focus on interpretation or interpolation or whatever," Mr. Booker said. "I'm going to focus on actions."
    on May 3, 2006 By: Cory Booker Source: New York Times

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