Definition of Extrapolation

1. Noun. (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function outside the range of known values.

Generic synonyms: Calculation, Computation, Figuring, Reckoning
Category relationships: Math, Mathematics, Maths
Derivative terms: Extrapolate



2. Noun. An inference about the future (or about some hypothetical situation) based on known facts and observations.
Generic synonyms: Illation, Inference
Derivative terms: Extrapolate, Extrapolate

Definition of Extrapolation

1. Noun. (mathematics) A calculation of an estimate of the value of some function outside the range of known values. ¹

2. Noun. An inference about some hypothetical situation based on known facts. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Extrapolation

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Extrapolation

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Literary usage of Extrapolation

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1. Review of the Department of Defense Research Program on Low-Level Exposures by Best, Committee on Toxicology, NetLibrary, Inc, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences (2005)
"Methods for extrapolating threshold levels from animal data are well defined (albeit there are uncertainties inherent in the approach), but extrapolation of ..."

2. Assessing the Human Health Risks of Trichloroethylene: Key Scientific Issues by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"LINEAR extrapolation FROM THE POINT OF DEPARTURE TO ZERO DOSE EPA's cancer guidelines state that "linear extrapolation should be used when there are (mode ..."

3. High Temperature Gas Thermometry by Arthur Louis Day, Robert Browning Sosman, Eugene Thomas Allen (1911)
"extrapolation UPWARD. MELTING POINT OF PLATINUM. Now that the gas thermometer ... Two methods are available and convenient for making this extrapolation. ..."

4. Optimising Russian Natural Gas: Reform And Climate Policy by Isabel Murray, Alexandrina Platonova-Oquab, International Energy Agency (2006)
"However, given the limited information available on leaks along the Russian distribution system, extrapolation of these results provides some preliminary ..."

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