verb (used with object), ex·trap·o·lat·ed, ex·trap·o·lat·ing.
verb (used without object), ex·trap·o·lat·ed, ex·trap·o·lat·ing.
- extraordinary wave,
- extraperitoneal fascia,
Origin of extrapolate
Examples from the Web for extrapolate
The study used data collected from 11 states to extrapolate rates for the US as a whole.
We can use evidence from the present to extrapolate about the past.The Bill Nye-Ken Ham Debate Was a Nightmare for Science|Michael Schulson|February 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A sound pension should plan for the time on the bottom, not extrapolate from the moment on top.Sorry, Folks: One Way or the Other, You'll Never Be Able to Completely Count on Retirement|Megan McArdle|March 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But we can extrapolate from previous experience that decapitation does incentivize Hamas to ease up on its attacks.
There are enormous problems with trying to extrapolate the extent of sex trafficking from police arrest records.
The scientists had worked late, trying to extrapolate their data into some kind of prediction.The Flaming Mountain|Harold Leland Goodwin
Do you extrapolate your mastications, too, and get frightened of the stink you might get?Breaking Point|James E. Gunn
He saw his shortcoming, but could not do anything to help it: he was unable to extrapolate ahead.Starman's Quest|Robert Silverberg
Cochrane cocked an eye at Jamison, who could extrapolate at the drop of an equation.
Jamison began to extrapolate from his observations out the control-room port, adding film-clips for authority.
Word Origin for extrapolate
1874, a back-formation from extrapolation by analogy of interpolate. Said in early references to be an expression of Sir George Airy (1801-1892), English mathematician and astronomer. Related: Extrapolated; extrapolating.