- The act of inserting; as, the insertion of scions in stocks; the insertion of words or passages in writings.
- The condition or mode of being inserted or attached; as, the insertion of stamens in a calyx.
- That which is set in or inserted, such as a word or passage in a composition, or a narrow strip of embroidered lace, muslin, or cambric; as, there were numerous insertions and corrections to the first draft.
- [Anat] The point or part by which a muscle or tendon is attached to the part to be moved; -- in contradistinction to its origin.
Etymology: L. insertio: cf. F. insertion. See Insert