Definitions for extrapolateɪkˈstræp əˌleɪt
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ex•trap•o•lateɪkˈstræp əˌleɪt(v.)-lat•ed, -lat•ing.
(v.t.)to infer (an unknown) from something that is known; conjecture.
to estimate (the value of a statistical variable) outside the tabulated or observed range.
Math. to estimate (a function that is known over a range of values of its independent variable) to values outside the known range.
(v.i.)to perform extrapolation.
Origin of extrapolate:
1825–35; extra - + (inter )polate
generalize, generalise, extrapolate, infer(verb)
draw from specific cases for more general cases
estimate the value of
gain knowledge of (an area not known or experienced) by extrapolating
To infer by extending known information.
To estimate the value of a variable outside a known range from values within that range by assuming that the estimated value follows logically from the known ones
Origin: From extra + (inter)polate