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interspersion

Definition:

the act of combining one thing at intervals among other things

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Related to:

intersperse

Plural:

interspersions

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

the interspersion of illustrations in the text

Synonyms:

interspersal

Etymology:

from Latin interspargere, from inter- + spargere to sprinkle
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

interspersion | interspersal | intersperse

scattering or dispersal of something in another thing | to scatter or distribute among, between, or on | to diversify (something) with other things ... (22 of 214 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/interspersion

Merriam-Webster:

intersperse | interspersed [past tense] | interspersing [present participle] | interlace [synonym, sense-specific] | thread [synonym, sense-specific] | interweave [synonym, sense-specific] | lace [synonym, sense-specific] | salt [synonym, sense-specific] | weave [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to place something at intervals in or among | to insert at intervals among other things (15 of 129 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/intersperse

Oxford Dictionary:

intersperse | interspersion [derived]

scatter among or between other things; place here and there | diversify (a thing or things) with other things at intervals (20 of 86 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/intersperse

American Heritage Dictionary:

intersperse | interspersed [past tense] | interspersing [present participle] | intersperses [3rd-person singular present] | interspersedly [adverb, related] | interspersion [noun, related]

To distribute among other things at intervals | To supply or diversify with things distributed at intervals (16 of 69 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/intersperse

New World Dictionary:

intersperse | intersperspersed [past tense] | intersperspersing [present participle] | interspersion [noun, related]

to scatter among other things; put here and there or at intervals | to decorate or diversify with things scattered here and there (22 of 47 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/intersperse

Wiktionary:

interspersion | interspersions [plural] | interspersal | interspersals [plural]

The state of being interspersed. | The act of interspersing. (9 of 10 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/interspersion

Wikipedia:

Compounding | Pharmaceutical compounding | compounding pharmacies | "traditional" compounding

the creation of a particular pharmaceutical product to fit the unique needs of a patient. To do this, compounding pharmacists combine or process appropriate ingredients using various tools. This may be done for medically necessary reasons, such as to ... (39 of 4702 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Compounding

Columbia Encyclopedia:

trust | combination

in law, arrangement whereby property legally owned by one person is administered for the benefit of another. Three parties are ordinarily needed for ... (23 of 164 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0849546​.html

Random House Dictionary:

combination | combinations [sense-specific]

the act of combining or the state of being combined. | a number of things combined. | something formed by combining. | an alliance of persons or ... (24 of 115 words, 8 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/combination

Cambridge Dictionary:

combination

the mixture you get when two or more things are combined | [specialized] an arrangement in a different order | a set of letters or numbers in a ... (26 of 106 words, 3 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/combination

Macmillan British Dictionary:

compound [transitive, verb] | compounded [past tense] | compounding [present participle] | compounds [3rd-person singular present] | be compounded of something

to make a problem or difficult situation worse | to mix two or more substances together in order to make a new substance or product | "be compounded ... (26 of 83 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/compound 13

Encarta Dictionary:

compound [entry 1] | compounds [plural] | compounded [past tense] | compounding [present participle]

something made by combining two or more things | a substance formed by the chemical combination of elements in fixed proportions | a word that is ... (24 of 317 words, 12 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861599200​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

interspersion | interspersal | intersperse

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin interspargere, from inter- + spargere to sprinkle

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/interspersion

Wiktionary:

interspersal | interspersals [plural]

Origin: intersperse + -al

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/interspersal

intersperse | interspersed [past tense] | interspersing [present participle] | intersperses [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin interspersus.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/intersperse

-al

Origin: Latin adjective suffix -ālis, or French, Middle French and Old French -el, -al.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-al

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

Interspersion

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Interspersion"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Interspersion"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Interspersion

interspersal

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "interspersal"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "interspersal"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/interspersal

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

interspersion

Audio: North American pronunciation of "interspersion"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=inters​16 word=interspersion

Collins Dictionary:

interspersal | interspersion | intersperse

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "interspersal"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "interspersal"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/interspersal

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