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insertion    : [ɪns'ɚʃən]
Insertion \In*ser"tion\, n. [L. insertio: cf. F. insertion. See
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1. The act of inserting; as, the insertion of scions in
stocks; the insertion of words or passages in writings.
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2. The condition or mode of being inserted or attached; as,
the insertion of stamens in a calyx.
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3. 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.
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4. (Anat.) The point or part by which a muscle or tendon is
attached to the part to be moved; -- in contradistinction
to its {origin}.
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{Epigynous insertion} (Bot.), the insertion of stamens upon
the ovary.

{Hypogynous insertion} (Bot.), insertion beneath the ovary.
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n 1: 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" [synonym: {interpolation}, {insertion}]
2: the act of putting one thing into another [synonym: {insertion},
{introduction}, {intromission}]

97 Moby Thesaurus words for "insertion":
Earth insertion, LEM, LM, access, admission, apogee, aside,
attitude-control rocket, ballistic capsule, booking, burn, capsule,
cataloging, chronicling, deep-space ship, docking,
docking maneuver, enlistment, enrollment, entering, entrance,
entree, entry, episode, ferry rocket, fuel ship, impanelment,
import, importation, importing, income, incoming, indexing,
infiltration, infix, ingoing, ingress, ingression, injection,
inlay, input, inscribing, inscription, insert, inset, insinuation,
intake, intercalation, interjection, interlineation, interlocution,
interpenetration, interpolation, introduction, introgression,
intrusion, inventorying, leakage, listing, logging,
lunar excursion module, lunar module, manned rocket, matriculation,
module, moon ship, multistage rocket, obiter dictum, orbit,
parenthesis, parking orbit, penetration, percolation, perigee,
posting, reception, record keeping, recordation, recording,
reentry, register, registration, registry, remark, rocket, seepage,
shuttle rocket, side remark, soft landing, space capsule,
space docking, space rocket, spacecraft, spaceship, tabulation,
tessera, tossing-in

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