Extrapolation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˌstræpəˈleɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word extrapolation
Brit.  |ɪkstrapəˈleɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word extrapolation

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

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.

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