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 History of this Word

"insert" is from "inserere" (in, in + serere, to join), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

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Meaning 1


Something intended to be placed inside something else. Increases size or alters appearance or function. Manufactured. Can be almost anything that will fit.

Examples of how the word is used

insert illustration The insert is a four-color magazine insert that features information about travel opportunities.
insert illustration A big selling point of inserts is that they make information stand out.