extrapolate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v extrapolate gain knowledge of (an area not known or experienced) by extrapolating
    • v extrapolate estimate the value of
    • v extrapolate draw from specific cases for more general cases
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • extrapolate In mathematics and astronomy, to determine (a value or quantity) by carrying out an empirical formula beyond the limits of the data from which the formula has been deduced. The results are usually more or less doubtful. See interpolate.
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Usage

In literature:

The news men pumped him of all his extrapolations.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
How can you extrapolate to a thing like that?
"The Edge of the Knife" by Henry Beam Piper
Even Poisson Distributions and Pareto Extrapolations don't apply here.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
Your own Regulations expressly forbid extrapolation beyond or interpolation within a directive.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
And the author of this tape extrapolated from there.
"Indirection" by Everett B. Cole
Initiative never hurts, and he can't very well say much if I tell him I'm applying based on extrapolations from rumor.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
And all the rest of the extrapolations dealt with superficial social manifestations.
"This Crowded Earth" by Robert Bloch
He saw his shortcoming, but could not do anything to help it: he was unable to extrapolate ahead.
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg
Anyhow, they got away with it, for a certain group, Extrapolators, had to be free to extrapolate without fear of reprisal.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
We did a little extrapolation.
"The Right Time" by Walter Bupp
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In poetry:

We are not what we might be; what we are
Outlaws all extrapolation
Beyond the interval of now and here:
White whales are gone with the white ocean.
"Two Lovers And A Beachcomber" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

If the trend were extrapolated nationwide, about 2,000 people might develop alcohol-abuse disorders after bariatric surgery each year.
Interpretation and Extrapolation of Experimental Studies.
286 pages This book demonstrates how to use relational analysis methodology to extrapolate and estimate properties of metallic alloys at high temperatures from lower temperature data.
The Next Web, extrapolating from an iFixit teardown of an AT&T iPhone 5, noted this week that the rotational vibrator in Apple's latest smartphone is different than the part used to vibrate the earlier iPhone 4S.
We Can't Really Extrapolate Much From Sexual Fantasy.
You can see the tragic potential if those muzzles were pointed at people who didn't need to be shot at that instant, particularly if you extrapolate from these agencies' populations to all United States police officers.
Lies, Damn Lies, and Extrapolations from Statistics.
Larger, multicenter clinical trials with more liberal inclusion criteria are needed to establish efficacy of probiotics and to allow for extrapolation to a larger at-risk population.
Kettles was asked to re-evaluate a rate increase extrapolation.
Methodologies of various surveys each have their own flaws and trying to extrapolate handset sales from browser trends can be difficult if third-party browsers like Obigo, Opera or UC Browser are having a major market share swing.
Until now, satellite measurements from only selected places were used to extrapolate the overall ice loss outside Greenland and Antarctica.
You need only to extrapolate the argument to include any provisions that your religion would not allow.
Both extrapolate from sales figures at some domestic retailers.
The Top 200 ranking is extrapolated from Qualified Remodeler's Top 500.
The Top 200 ranking is extrapolated from Qualified Remodeler's Top 500 list (August 2012) and based on reported percentages in each of the project category shown in the table.
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In science:

Refraction index (extrapolated to the infinitive wave length of photon.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
Distribution of the allowed range of values of the extrapolated central radial and vertical velicity dispersions.
Disc heating in NGC 2985
Since real foams can have densities lower than those we are currently able to computationally study, we use the formula E /Es = C (ρ/ρs )n to extrapolate the results.
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
The extrapolation to the bright fluxes is instead consistent, within the uncertainties, with the IRAS 12 µm counts with a slope close to Eclidean.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
Therefore, if we suppose that the bright end of the LF is being observationally selected, then this model shows that a rising observed LF for decreasing luminosity does not necessarily mean that we are seeing the “ tip of the iceberg,” as inferred by extrapolating a power-law LF .
Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton Accretion Model for Low-luminosity X-ray Sources in Globular Clusters
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