Extrapolate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈstræpəleɪt|  American pronunciation of the word extrapolate
Brit.  |ɪkˈstrapəleɪt|  British pronunciation of the word extrapolate

verb

- draw from specific cases for more general cases (syn: generalise, generalize, infer)
- estimate the value of (syn: interpolate)
- gain knowledge of (an area not known or experienced) by extrapolating

Examples

You can't really extrapolate a trend from such a small sample.

If we extrapolate from the data, we can come up with a reasonable prediction.

With such a small study it is impossible to extrapolate accurately.

It is possible to extrapolate future developments from current trends.

You're extrapolating from your own feelings to mine.

These results cannot, however, be extrapolated to other patient groups.

We can extrapolate the number of new students entering next year by looking at how many entered in previous years.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: extrapolate
he/she/it: extrapolates
present participle: extrapolating
past tense: extrapolated
past participle: extrapolated
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