• 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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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
He even maintained course, following the extrapolated line to the point on the northern continent toward which they were headed.
"Youth" by Isaac Asimov
The scientists had worked late, trying to extrapolate their data into some kind of prediction.
"The Flaming Mountain" by Harold Leland Goodwin
He had to extrapolate in part, guess the rest.
"Tangle Hold" by F. L. Wallace
Abolish, now, one of the percipients, and the interpolation changes into 'extrapolation.
"Essays in Radical Empiricism" by William James
It was merely an extrapolation of the kind of heart procedure that had worked such a wonder for Emma Rosen.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
But that last extrapolation was a stretch.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
The Pareto Extrapolations don't work.
"Sense of Obligation" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
The last three values are those obtained by extrapolation with platinum-rhodium and platinum-iridium couples.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
Some method of extrapolation is thus called for.
"The Aboriginal Population of the San Joaquin Valley, California" by Sherburne F. Cook
Data from short-term flights should be used for extrapolation to longer missions.
"Significant Achievements in Space Bioscience 1958-1964" by National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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.

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
The fluid-fluid equilibrium densities are calculated with Gibbs Ensemble simulations (open triangles) when possible, otherwise we estimated the spinodals (dashed line) extrapolating the isothermal compressibility.
Phase Behavior of a Simple Model for Membrane Proteins
Nevertheless we can still provide an estimate of the fluid-fluid metastable equilibrium by extrapolating to the temperature where the inverse isothermal compressibility, κ−1 = −V (∂P /∂ V )T , of the liquid phase vanishes.
Phase Behavior of a Simple Model for Membrane Proteins
The set of points where the extrapolated βκ−1 vanishes, provides us with our estimate of the meta-stable liquid-vapor spinodal.
Phase Behavior of a Simple Model for Membrane Proteins
Indeed our estimate of the critical point, obtained using the extrapolation method described above, predicts that, for the intermediate range (α = 4.5), the spinodal just about touches the crystallization boundary.
Phase Behavior of a Simple Model for Membrane Proteins
The signal strengthens again, but there is a phase offset compared with an extrapolation of the best frequency inferred from the first 0.15 s of data.
Oscillations During Thermonuclear X-ray Bursts
In extrapolating L to the virial radius, Helsdon & Ponman (2000a) used the SCDM adiabatic results of Navarro, Frenk, & White (1995) to derive rvir from the observed gas temperature.
Entropy Evolution in Galaxy Groups and Clusters; A Comparison of External and Internal Heating
Also Arnaud & Evrard did not extrapolate the observed X-ray luminosities to the virial radius.
Entropy Evolution in Galaxy Groups and Clusters; A Comparison of External and Internal Heating
In any case, we can already extrapolate our results to a different type of nets that show a clear transition between the ordered and disordered phases with well defined order and control parameters.
Self-Organized Critical Random Boolean Networks
Figure 1 shows the extrapolation procedure for a rotating black hole with S = 40 calculated with the imaging method.
Local and global properties of conformally flat initial data for black hole collisions
For a case S = 40, the extrapolated value Stot (∞) ≃ 40 ≃ S , as it should be.
Local and global properties of conformally flat initial data for black hole collisions