Definitions for extrapolateɪkˈstræp əˌleɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•trap•o•lateɪkˈstræp əˌleɪt(v.)-lat•ed, -lat•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to infer (an unknown) from something that is known; conjecture.

  2. to estimate (the value of a statistical variable) outside the tabulated or observed range.

    Category: Statistics

  3. Math. to estimate (a function that is known over a range of values of its independent variable) to values outside the known range.

    Category: Math

  4. (v.i.)to perform extrapolation.

    Category: Math

Origin of extrapolate:

1825–35; extra - + (inter )polate


Princeton's WordNet

  1. generalize, generalise, extrapolate, infer(verb)

    draw from specific cases for more general cases

  2. interpolate, extrapolate(verb)

    estimate the value of

  3. extrapolate(verb)

    gain knowledge of (an area not known or experienced) by extrapolating


  1. extrapolate(Verb)

    To infer by extending known information.

  2. extrapolate(Verb)

    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

  3. Origin: From extra + (inter)polate


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