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ex·trap·o·late

 (ĭk-străp′ə-lāt′)
v. ex·trap·o·lat·ed, ex·trap·o·lat·ing, ex·trap·o·lates
v.tr.
1. To infer or estimate by extending or projecting known information.
2. Mathematics To estimate (a value of a variable outside a known range) from values within a known range by assuming that the estimated value follows logically from the known values.
v.intr.
To engage in the process of extrapolating.


ex·trap′o·la′tion n.
ex·trap′o·la′tive adj.
ex·trap′o·la′tor n.

extrapolate

(ɪkˈstræpəˌleɪt)
vb
1. (Mathematics) maths to estimate (a value of a function or measurement) beyond the values already known, by the extension of a curve. Compare interpolate4
2. to infer (something not known) by using but not strictly deducing from the known facts
[C19: extra- + -polate, as in interpolate]
exˌtrapoˈlation n
exˈtrapolative, exˈtrapolatory adj
exˈtrapoˌlator n

ex•trap•o•late

(ɪkˈstræp əˌleɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. v.t.
1. 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.
3. 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.
4. to perform extrapolation.
[1825–35; extra- + (inter) polate]
ex•trap`o•la′tion, n.
ex•trap′o•la`tive, adj.
ex•trap′o•la`tor, n.

ex·trap·o·late

(ĭk-străp′ə-lāt′)
To estimate the value of a quantity that falls outside the range in which its values are known.

extrapolate


Past participle: extrapolated
Gerund: extrapolating

Imperative
extrapolate
extrapolate
Present
I extrapolate
you extrapolate
he/she/it extrapolates
we extrapolate
you extrapolate
they extrapolate
Preterite
I extrapolated
you extrapolated
he/she/it extrapolated
we extrapolated
you extrapolated
they extrapolated
Present Continuous
I am extrapolating
you are extrapolating
he/she/it is extrapolating
we are extrapolating
you are extrapolating
they are extrapolating
Present Perfect
I have extrapolated
you have extrapolated
he/she/it has extrapolated
we have extrapolated
you have extrapolated
they have extrapolated
Past Continuous
I was extrapolating
you were extrapolating
he/she/it was extrapolating
we were extrapolating
you were extrapolating
they were extrapolating
Past Perfect
I had extrapolated
you had extrapolated
he/she/it had extrapolated
we had extrapolated
you had extrapolated
they had extrapolated
Future
I will extrapolate
you will extrapolate
he/she/it will extrapolate
we will extrapolate
you will extrapolate
they will extrapolate
Future Perfect
I will have extrapolated
you will have extrapolated
he/she/it will have extrapolated
we will have extrapolated
you will have extrapolated
they will have extrapolated
Future Continuous
I will be extrapolating
you will be extrapolating
he/she/it will be extrapolating
we will be extrapolating
you will be extrapolating
they will be extrapolating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been extrapolating
you have been extrapolating
he/she/it has been extrapolating
we have been extrapolating
you have been extrapolating
they have been extrapolating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been extrapolating
you will have been extrapolating
he/she/it will have been extrapolating
we will have been extrapolating
you will have been extrapolating
they will have been extrapolating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been extrapolating
you had been extrapolating
he/she/it had been extrapolating
we had been extrapolating
you had been extrapolating
they had been extrapolating
Conditional
I would extrapolate
you would extrapolate
he/she/it would extrapolate
we would extrapolate
you would extrapolate
they would extrapolate
Past Conditional
I would have extrapolated
you would have extrapolated
he/she/it would have extrapolated
we would have extrapolated
you would have extrapolated
they would have extrapolated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.extrapolate - draw from specific cases for more general cases
conclude, reason, reason out - decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion; "We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"
overgeneralise, overgeneralize - draw too general a conclusion; "It is dangerous to overgeneralize"
universalise, universalize - make universal; "This author's stories universalize old themes"
2.extrapolate - estimate the value of
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
compute, calculate, cipher, cypher, figure, reckon, work out - make a mathematical calculation or computation
3.extrapolate - gain knowledge of (an area not known or experienced) by extrapolating
logical system, system of logic, logic - a system of reasoning
deduce, derive, infer, deduct - reason by deduction; establish by deduction
Translations
extrapolovat
ekstrapoloidayleistää
ekstrapolirati
extrapolera

extrapolate

[ɪksˈtræpəleɪt]
A. VTextrapolar
to extrapolate sth from sthextrapolar algo a partir de algo
B. VIhacer una extrapolación
to extrapolate (from sth)hacer una extrapolación (a partir de algo)

extrapolate

[ɪkˈstræpəleɪt] vtextrapoler
to extrapolate from sth → extrapoler à partir de qch

extrapolate

vtiextrapolieren (from aus)

extrapolate

[ɛksˈtræpəˌleɪt] vtestrapolare
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