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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An inference about the future (or about some hypothetical situation) based on known facts and observations; (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function outside the range of known values.

Usage examples (38)
  • So theoretically, all types of folk are represented and so their extrapolation is more meaningful.
  • The obvious extrapolation is that men and women are of equal talent and deserve to be treated equally.
  • The careful extrapolation is mixed with some silly ideas and burdened with a sentimental Alzheimer's recovery story.
  • And even for those with some experience, their answers are based on extrapolation from a maximum of two data points. for more
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