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v. ex·trap·o·lat·ed, ex·trap·o·lat·ing, ex·trap·o·lates
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.
To engage in the process of extrapolating.
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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]
exˈtrapolative, exˈtrapolatory adj
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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.
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To estimate the value of a quantity that falls outside the range in which its values are known.
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Past participle: extrapolated
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|Verb||1.||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"
|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
|3.||extrapolate - gain knowledge of (an area not known or experienced) by extrapolating|
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
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vti → extrapolieren (from aus)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
extrapolate[ɛksˈtræpəˌleɪt] vt → estrapolare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995