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intercalate

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Intercalate \In*ter"ca*late\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Intercalated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intercalating}.] [L. intercalatus, p. p. of intercalare to intercalate to intercalate; inter between + calare to call, proclaim. See {Calendar}.]

1. (Chron.) To insert, as a day or other portion of time, in a calendar.

2. To insert among others, as a verse in a stanza; specif. (Geol.), to introduce as a bed or stratum, between the layers of a regular series of rocks.

Beds of fresh-water shells . . . are intercalated and interstratified with the shale. --Mantell.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

intercalate

verb

1: insert (days) in a calendar


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