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interpolate
as in:  interpolate the data


If a straight line crosses through 2, 4, and 8, we can interpolate that it passes through 6.
  estimates a value that lies between two known values

or in digital imaging:  adding pixels (dots or resolution) to an image based upon examination of surrounding pixels
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Strongly Associated with:   extrapolate
Notes:
In math, interpolate is contrasted to extrapolate.  Extrapolation uses known values to estimate a value beyond the known value range.
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  • If a straight line crosses through 2, 4, and 8, we can interpolate that it passes through 6.
  • Interpolated resolution does not add any detail, but it can make line art look a little smoother.
  • The mathematician found the answer using interpolation on the graph containing the data.
  • Kant insisted that ideas of that kind not be considered interpolations serving to fill in the gaps, but should be considered as concepts that need to stand on their own.

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  • The most learned scholars of Christianity now unanimously recognize this verse to be a later interpolation of the Church and it is not included in modern Bibles.
  • We can interpolate the digital image to try to make it look less grainy, but selecting the best method of interpolation is as much art as science.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   interpolate [9] , extrapolate [7] , mode [1] , median [4] , extrapolate [7] , regression analysis [7] , logarithmic scale [8] , mean [9]
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