# Extrapolation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

*Amer.*|ɪkˌstræpəˈleɪʃn|

*Brit.*|ɪkstrapəˈleɪʃ(ə)n|

#### noun

- (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function outside the range of known values

- an inference about the future (or about some hypothetical situation) based on known facts and observations

- an inference about the future (or about some hypothetical situation) based on known facts and observations

### Examples

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

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