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insertverb [T]

us   /ɪnˈsɜrt/
to put something in something else: Insert your ATM card in the slot to begin your transaction.
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: newspaper advertising inserts (= extra pieces placed inside)
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insertverb [T]

uk   /ɪnˈsɜːt/ us  
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 advertising flyers 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 enables users to take pictures, then use a personal computer 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   /ˈɪnsɜːt/ us   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.
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