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[ US /ɛkˈstɹæpəˌɫeɪt/ ]
[ UK /ɛkstɹˈæpəlˌe‍ɪt/ ]
  1. estimate the value of
  2. gain knowledge of (an area not known or experienced) by extrapolating
  3. draw from specific cases for more general cases
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How To Use extrapolate In A Sentence

  • In view of these possible sources of error it is surprising that extrapolated profiles ever yield results of any value.
  • The evidence needed for sound policymaking should thus be much more comprehensive than attempts to extrapolate dubious principles from the findings of controlled trials.
  • The idea is perhaps extrapolated - wrongly - from his famous Interpretation of music of 1954.
  • Population is extrapolated using the revised UN estimates, which give a figure of 1, 272.2 million;
  • They then extrapolated back along the bat family tree to calculate how big the brain of the common ancestor of living bats was.
  • The intercept of the extrapolated regression line and x-axis was taken to be an estimate of the presentation time.
  • He extrapolated a new religion or philosophy called monism from evolutionary science. SMART Grant Update - The Panda's Thumb
  • Data about them, however, must be extrapolated from demographic information compiled by the Australian and New Zealander governments.
  • All of which extrapolates on the "culture of negativity" theme which dominated Campbell's recent Cudlipp lecture. Alastair Campbell vs. the media
  • If I extrapolate this far enough, I'll be a zillionaire!
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