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Intercalation   Listen
Intercalation

noun
1.
An insertion into a calendar.  Synonym: embolism.






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"Intercalation" Quotes from Famous Books



... all those in spelling the second, more than twenty-five distinct varieties of the name may be expanded, (like an algebraic series,) for the choice of the curious in mis-spelling. Above all things, those varieties which arise from the intercalation of the middle e, (that is, the e immediately before the final syllable spear,) can never be overlooked by those who remember, at the opening of the Dunciad, the note upon this very question about the orthography ...
— Biographical Essays • Thomas de Quincey



Words linked to "Intercalation" :   interval, calendar, time interval



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