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In the mathematical field of numerical analysis, interpolation is a method of constructing new data points within the range of a discrete set of known data points. In engineering and science, one often has a number of data points, obtained by sampling or experimentation, which represent the values of a function for a limited number of values of an independent variable. It is often required to interpolate (i.e., estimate) the value of that function for an intermediate value of the independent variable.
Student 1: Bro I suck at numerical techniques!
Student 2: Just because you can't do interpolation doesn't mean you suck at numerical techniques.
by Haggag May 19, 2018
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n. The way that a good majority of mainstream hip-hop songs get their melodies. Technically, it's a form of sampling; an interpolation is basically borrowing (or stealing) the melody of another song and recording it as your own. In theory, it's supposed to be done legally, although there have been cases of artists reusing melodies without permission, which have led to lawsuits.
Girl Singing "Changes": "That's just the way it is! Things'll never be the same!" That's my favorite 2pac song!
Music Snob: 2pac didn't write that! Bruce Hornsby did! It's an "interpolation"!
*Girl smacks Music Snob*
by DireClown July 15, 2011
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In the mathematical field of numerical analysis, Interpolation is a method of constructing new data points within the range of a discrete set of known data points.

In engineering and science, one often has a number of data points, obtained by sampling or experimentation, which represent the values of a function for a limited number of values of the independent variable. It is often required to interpolate (i.e., estimate) the value of that function for an intermediate value of the independent variable.
Student 1: Man I suck at numerical techniques..

Student 2: Just because you can't do interpolation doesn't mean you suck at numerical techniques.
by Haggag June 03, 2018
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