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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM extrapolateex·trap·o·la·tion, nounex·trap·o·la·tive, ex·trap·o·la·to·ry [ik-strap-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /ɪkˈstræp ə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectiveex·trap·o·la·tor, nouno·ver·ex·trap·o·la·tion, noun
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“We’re taking a sample and using it to extrapolate to something larger,” said microbiologist Marc Johnson of the University of Missouri.A New Kind of College Exam: UCSD Is Testing Sewage for COVID-19|Randy Dotinga|September 7, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Craftily extrapolating from current events, Davies creates a fascinating future that serves as a vibrant backdrop for the compelling family saga.
From this we can extrapolate – unless there’s dramatic improvement in the economy – that holiday shoppers will be more selective and value conscious than last year.A Corona Xmas: Why physical stores will power online shopping this holiday season|Greg Sterling|September 4, 2020|Search Engine Land
In extrapolating their performance this season, the A’s could challenge their 2018 mark.
Researchers can extrapolate from there what is happening in the rest of the state or country.Millions of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. may have gone undiagnosed in March|Tina Hesman Saey|June 25, 2020|Science News
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.
“Voters extrapolate a lot from the process of your campaign,” Lehane says.Romney ‘Victims’ Video Digs Hole for Campaign Damaged by Infighting|Howard Kurtz|September 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The scientists had worked late, trying to extrapolate their data into some kind of prediction.The Flaming Mountain|Harold Leland Goodwin
Jamison began to extrapolate from his observations out the control-room port, adding film-clips for authority.
He saw his shortcoming, but could not do anything to help it: he was unable to extrapolate ahead.Starman's Quest|Robert Silverberg
You doubt it will be Hoskins, because you can't extrapolate how he might break—or even if he would.Breaking Point|James E. Gunn
Cochrane cocked an eye at Jamison, who could extrapolate at the drop of an equation.