interstitial

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to, occurring in, or affecting interstices.
  • adjective Anatomy Relating to or situated in the small, narrow spaces between tissues or parts of an organ.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to, situated in, or constituting an interstice or interstices: as, interstitial change.
  • In entomology, situated between striæ, etc.: as, interstitial punctures on the elytra of beetles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to interstices; intermediate; within the tissues.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or situated in an interstice.
  • noun Internet A webpage, usually carrying advertising, displayed before a content page.
  • noun physics An interstitial discontinuity in a crystal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to interstices

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From interstitium +‎ -al.

Examples

  • The term interstitial cystitis for the syndrome is considered inappropriate as it indicates inflammation in the interstitum, which is often not present.

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  • The term interstitial cystitis for the syndrome is considered inappropriate as it indicates inflammation in the interstitum, which is often not present.

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  • I can't predict what will happen with interstitial art, but it will continue to evolve (as I think it has for quite some time now, under the guise of other nomenclatures) and if "interstitial" is not the term that defines this particular kind of art-making in the future, that's fine.

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  • I do think interstitial is about being "between" a variety of modes of category or operation, and I think what you're talking about could be described as interstitial activity, maybe, but I'm not sure to what purpose as of yet.

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  • Don't get me wrong, within the vast multitrillion-dollar energy infrastructure, there lie many opportunities for entrepreneurs, technological advances and profit-making, in bringing what can only be termed interstitial revolutions within that sector.

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  • Don't get me wrong, within the vast multitrillion-dollar energy infrastructure, there lie many opportunities for entrepreneurs, technological advances and profit-making, in bringing what can only be termed interstitial revolutions within that sector.

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  • And, because light can penetrate only about one millimeter into the skin, the glucose actually being monitored is contained in fluid found around blood vessels, called interstitial fluid, not within the vessels.

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  • Rather than trying to understand these as aberrations -- as the half-and-half and not-quite-either of "cross-genre" and "interstitial" -- or as subversions of the form, we might better approach each text as an individual permutation of possible approaches.

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  • Rather than trying to understand these as aberrations -- as the half-and-half and not-quite-either of "cross-genre" and "interstitial" -- or as subversions of the form, we might better approach each text as an individual permutation of possible approaches.

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  • Don't get me wrong, within the vast multitrillion-dollar energy infrastructure, there lie many opportunities for entrepreneurs, technological advances and profit-making, in bringing what can only be termed interstitial revolutions within that sector.

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  • William Gibson uses this word in All Tomorrows Parties.

    September 13, 2009

  • Webpagespeak for the web page/popup that presents itself before a user gets access to a content page. Spotted in news.

    August 24, 2016