Intercalate meaning

ĭn-tûrkə-lāt
To insert (a day or month) in a calendar.
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To insert, interpose, or interpolate.
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To insert (an intercalary day, month, etc.)
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To interpolate or insert.
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To insert an extra, leap, day into a calendar in order to maintain synchrony with natural phenomena.
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To insert an extra month into a calendar for the same purpose. The Hebrew calendar has such a month.
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(molecular biology) To insert a substance between two or more molecules, bases, cells, or tissues.
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Origin of intercalate

  • Latin intercalāre intercalāt- inter- inter- calāre to proclaim kelə-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowed from Latin intercalātus, perfect passive participle of intercalō.

    From Wiktionary