[ UK /ɛkstɹˈæpəlˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /ɛkˌstɹæpəˈɫeɪʃən/ ]
  1. an inference about the future (or about some hypothetical situation) based on known facts and observations
  2. (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function outside the range of known values
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How To Use extrapolation In A Sentence

  • His estimate of half a million HIV positive cases was based on an extrapolation of the known incidence of the virus.
  • The extrapolation from any data set to the whole genome will be plagued by possible biases in representation until the two respective genomes are sequenced and annotated.
  • Such a position is, I suppose, formally possible but it - and not extrapolation - requires special justification.
  • The need for verisimilitude can sometimes resemble futurology, since both depend upon extrapolation. Talking about science fiction « It Doesn't Have To Be Right…
  • Those inclined to make straight-line extrapolations from the events of a few news cycles should read some history.
  • Part of the problem in making extrapolations from these patterns to build a theory is that the relationship between language and social structure may vary considerably, both synchronically and diachronically.
  • The careful extrapolation is mixed with some silly ideas and burdened with a sentimental Alzheimer's recovery story. About This Site
  • In roots grown under 'real' conditions, extrapolation from the measurements on roots grown in aeroponics and from other results indicated that this is not usually the case.
  • Objective To assess the processing level and processing property of image motion extrapolation in pilots in comparison with those of controls.
  • He insisted that the data supplied by the claimants rested ‘on surmise and inapposite extrapolations from animal studies and industrial accidents’.
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