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extrapolate

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Definition uses known values to estimate a value beyond the known value range
  • If a straight line passes through 2, 4, and 6, we can extrapolate that it passes through 8.
  • We can extrapolate future population growth based on past trends in population growth.
  • Based on the initial study, she extrapolated that a million people would benefit from the drug.
  • Based on the first week, he extrapolated that there would be 500 customers the first month.
  • Details are 94 per cent accurate, 6 per cent unavoidable extrapolation.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • —merely rational thought leaves the mind incurably crippled in a closed and ossified system, it can only extrapolate from the past.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • And we can only extrapolate how many others there are out there like Gunner.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • In cases like these, the witness has seen something, but the mind extrapolates the vision into something else entirely.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • Extrapolate from the known facts like you would if this were one of your experiments.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • "I think it's an extrapolation of giving consent for one's children under eighteen, but it seems a little odd."
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Extrapolating from these figures, they made educated guesses of when they'd reach the islands.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • All the while his mind was adding sense impressions, extrapolating, computing.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The names scratched into the posts no longer match the occupants, but I can extrapolate who's who.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • And how many of them are we talking about... if you extrapolate?
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Billy was extrapolating.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Let me extrapolate an example here.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • I was no longer extrapolating; I was looping it through the core, freely talking about my life, suddenly breaching the confidences of my father and my mother and my wife.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • From your voice, your breathing, your heartbeat, and the fact that you are alone in a bundling room with a mature male I extrapolate that you are female human, sixtyfive-plus kilos in mass, and of mature years, on the close order of thirty.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Farmers extrapolate quickly from the farm to the farmer.
    Jane Smiley  --  A Thousand Acres
  • We generated background studies, psychological assessments, daily chronologies, myriad facts and extrapolations.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker

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