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1the action of inserting something:the insertion of a line or two into the script the placing of a spacecraft or satellite into an orbit or trajectory.
2a thing that is inserted, in particular. an amendment or addition inserted in a text. each appearance of an advertisement in a newspaper or periodical. an ornamental section of cloth or needlework inserted into the plain material of a garment. 3 Anatomy
& Zoology the manner or place of attachment of an organ:close to the point of leaf insertion
the manner or place of attachment of a muscle to the part that it moves:the names of the muscles and their insertions on the eyeball 4 Biology the addition of extra DNA or RNA into a section of genetic material.