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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′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
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`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
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
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:
 Verb 1 extrapolate - draw from specific cases for more general casesconclude, 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 ofinterpolatemath, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangementcompute, 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 extrapolatinglogical system, system of logic, logic - a system of reasoningdeduce, 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. VI
to extrapolate (from sth)hacer una extrapolación (a partir de algo)

## extrapolate

[ɪkˈstræpəleɪt] vtextrapoler
to extrapolate from sth →

## extrapolate

vtiextrapolieren (from aus)

## extrapolate

[ɛksˈtræpəˌleɪt] vtestrapolare
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