
Definition of Extrapolate
1. Verb. Draw from specific cases for more general cases.
Generic synonyms: Conclude, Reason, Reason Out
Specialized synonyms: Overgeneralise, Overgeneralize, Universalise, Universalize
Derivative terms: Extrapolation, Generalisation, Generalisation, Generalization, Generalization, Generalization, Inference
2. Verb. Estimate the value of.
Category relationships: Math, Mathematics, Maths
Generic synonyms: Calculate, Cipher, Compute, Cypher, Figure, Reckon, Work Out
Derivative terms: Extrapolation, Interpolation
3. Verb. Gain knowledge of (an area not known or experienced) by extrapolating.
Generic synonyms: Deduce, Deduct, Derive, Infer
Derivative terms: Extrapolation
Definition of Extrapolate
1. Verb. (transitive) To infer by extending known information. ¹
2. Verb. (transitive mathematics) To estimate the value of a variable outside a known range from values within that range by assuming that the estimated value follows logically from the known ones ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Extrapolate
1. [v LATED, LATING, LATES]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Extrapolate
Literary usage of Extrapolate
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Loma Prieta, California, Earthquake of October 17, 1989 edited by Thomas D. O'Rourke (1993)
"To test this procedure, we incorporate the mainshock spectrum at station CAL
into the data set and extrapolate for station RIN. The recorded spectrum and ..."
2. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1917)
"This is for the reason that if the first few points are erratic or high on account
of inductance in the windings, it is almost impossible to extrapolate ..."
3. Urban Agriculture in West Africa: Contributing to Food Security and Urban by Olanrewaju B. Smith (1999)
"... to investigate an identified problem or constraint along a known gradient (such
as agroecological, population, market) in order to extrapolate results. ..."
4. Growth, Inequality, and Poverty in Rural China: The Role of Public Investments by Shenggen Fan, Linxiu Zhang, Xiaobo Zhang (2002)
"... length of roads to extrapolate the cost of rural roads by assuming the unit
cost of rural road construction is one third that of urban roads (Ministry ..."
5. Privatisation in SubSaharan Africa: Where Do We Stand? by JeanClaude Berthélemy (2004)
"Annex 2 Methodology Used to extrapolate Missing Data Sale Value Extrapolation for
... extrapolate ..."