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"insert" in British English

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insertverb [T]

uk   /ɪnˈsɜːt/  us   /-ˈsɝːt/
C1 to put something inside something ​else: Insert the ​key in/into the ​lock.C1 to ​add writing to a ​text, ​form, etc.: I've ​filled in the ​form, but you still need to insert (= ​add)yourbankdetails and ​date of ​birth.

insertnoun [C]

uk   /ˈɪn.sɜːt/  us   /-sɝːt/
(Definition of insert from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"insert" in American English

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insertverb [T]

 us   /ɪnˈsɜrt/
to put something in something ​else: Insert ​yourATMcard in the ​slot to ​beginyourtransaction.
insertion
noun [U]  us   /ɪnˈsɜr·ʃən/
Software can ​automate the insertion of SGML ​codes in ​texts.

insertnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɪn·sɜrt/
something that is made to go into or inside something ​else: newspaperadvertising inserts (= ​extrapiecesplaced inside)
(Definition of insert from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"insert" in Business English

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insertverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪnˈsɜːt/
to put something inside or into something else: insert sth into sth Please insert your ​card into the ​slot to make a ​payment.insert sth in sth You can ​pay to have ​advertisingflyers inserted in ​magazines.insert sth between sth The ​leaflet can be inserted between the ​pages of the ​book.
to ​add something to something else: insert sth in sth The camera ​enablesusers to take pictures, then use a ​personalcomputer to insert them in ​items like ​calendars and ​emails.insert sth into sth They want to insert two new ​clauses into the ​contract.insert sth between sth How can I insert a comma between the ​addresses in a ​spreadsheet?

insertnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɪnsɜːt/ (also insertion)
MARKETING something that is made to go inside or into something else, for ​example a sheet of ​paper with ​advertising in a ​magazine, ​newspaper, or ​book: a newspaper/​magazine insert The ​bureau will also ​distribute a 16-page glossy insert in five Ontario ​newspapers beginning next month.
(Definition of insert from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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