Definition of interspersion in US English:

interspersion

noun

  • See intersperse

    • ‘It is in terms of this function that we must understand the insistent interspersion of white space throughout Jabes's books; whiteness is the mark of an erasure…’
    • ‘Its genome size is only 200 Mb and most repetitive sequences, as in Drosophila, occur in a pattern of long interspersion.’
    • ‘The interspersion of artworks with two classes of text distinguished the Chicago exhibition and indexed its probity, even bookishness, in the most positive sense.’
    • ‘Considerable published research - for example on the Limpopo River Valley - over the last decade shows a far greater interspersion of engravings and paintings than is shown on the map produced in this volume.’
    • ‘There are deliberate interspersions of black and white but this, together with the fact that much of the film is set in the past, merely gives the whole thing a rather dated appearance.’

Pronunciation

interspersion

/ˌɪn(t)ərˈspərʒ(ə)n//ˌin(t)ərˈspərZH(ə)n/