Part of speech: noun

The act of inserting; something inserted.

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Usage examples "insertion":

  1. Again he had not long to wait, for as he listened he heard the sound of a key in the outer door, the entering of some one, the withdrawal of the key, its insertion on the vestry side, and the locking of the door, followed by a low murmuring of voices. - "The Man with a Shadow", George Manville Fenn.
  2. The counsellor Don Andrea Perez neither deposed nor proved any of the facts related by the bishop, so that the declaration was not entered in the proceedings when the order for the arrest was issued; about a year and a half after, it was thought proper to supply the place of it, by the insertion of a writing signed by the bishop. - "The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII.", Juan Antonio Llorente.
  3. A few words of the woman's story, however, we cannot omit; and we trust the forgiving will pardon their insertion. - "Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter", F. Colburn Adams.