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Definition of the verb extrapolate

What does extrapolate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: extrapolated | extrapolating | extrapolates

  1. draw from specific cases for more general cases
  2. estimate the value of
  3. gain knowledge of (an area not known or experienced) by extrapolating

Alternative definition of the verb extrapolate

verb

  1. [transitive] To infer by extending known information.
  2. [transitive, mathematics] To estimate the value of a variable outside a known range from values within that range by assuming that the estimated value follows logically from the known ones

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for extrapolate

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Google previewHow Students (mis-) Understand Science and Mathematics (2000)

Intuitive Rules by Ruth Stavy, Dina Tirosh

The general tendency to extrapolate is an extremely valuable learning resource. For instance, a child sees the sun rising day after day and concludes, by extrapolation, that it will rise ...

Google previewSalters-Nuffield advanced biology (2005)

AS student book by Ruth Holmes, Salters-Nuffield

The easiest line to extrapolate is a straight one — you just use a ruler. To extrapolate a curve you need to identify the shape of the curve. Computers can extrapolate curves mathematically more exactly than humans can. An extrapolation is ...

Google previewDesigning Experiments and Analyzing Data (2004)

A Model Comparison Perspective by Scott E. Maxwell, Harold D. Delaney

One of the ways in which a study might be an insecure base from which to extrapolate is that the conclusion reached by that study about a statistical hypothesis it tested might be wrong. As you likely learned in your first course in statistics, there ...

Google previewProceedings of the Twenty-second Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (2000)

August 13-15, 2000, Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA by Cognitive Science Society (U.S.). Conference, Lila R. Gleitman, Aravind K. Joshi

One simple heuristic that produces results consistent with both the data and the normative Bayesian model is the rule "The distance to extrapolate is the range of scores divided by the number of examples" , which is an unbiased frequentist ...

Google previewClinical Trials Dictionary (2012)

Terminology and Usage Recommendations by Curtis L. Meinert

extrapolate, extrapolated, extrapolating, extrapolatesν To infer, predict, extend, or project beyond something recorded, observed or experienced, e.g., ...

Google previewThe Dictionary for Human Factors/Ergonomics (1992)

by James H. Stramler, Jr.

external extrapolate external beyond the outer or surface portion of the body or a body segment; opp. internal external auditory canal the tubular structure leading from the external environment to the tympanic membrane; syn. external auditory ...

Google previewDictionary of Chemistry

exponentiation extrapolate exponentiation Raising something to a power. expression Describes the technique used for extracting essential oils from citrus products. See also Essential oil. extensive properties: properties such as mass, volume, ...

Google previewChambers School Dictionary

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Google previewVocabulary Dictionary and Workbook (2006)

2,856 Words You Must Know by Mark Phillips

To extrapolate is to use information that you already know to make estimates or educated guesses about what you don't know. We knew that the square root of 16 is 4 and that the square root of 25 is 5; by extrapolation we estimated the square ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1997)

Volume 60 - Uranium Mill Tailing Reclamation in the U.S. and Canada to Vacuum System Design by John J. McKetta Jr

With logarithmic plots, it is possible to extrapolate to larger time intervals. As filtration continues and medium resistance becomes small, Eq. (14) can be ...

Google previewDelaware Composites Design Encyclopedia (1990)

Test Methods by John W. Gillespie

Extrapolate the line to log a = 0 (a — 1 mm). The corresponding compliance is, according ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors, Second Edition - 3 Volume Set (2006)

by Informa Healthcare, Waldemar Karwowski

Instead, extrapolate from current technology trends to envision the world of 2005, 2010 and beyond. It seems reasonable to suppose that most electronics will be linked via digital networks. Your wearable computer will provide access to a ...

Google previewThe International Encyclopedia of Primatology, 3 Volume Set (2017)

by Agust?n Fuentes

In other words, when rewarded for choosing one stimulus over another, monkeys are able to extrapolate the rule even to new pairs of objects, because they transfer knowledge based on information from each trial. Reversal learning is when ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Management Theory (2013)

by Eric H. Kessler

1950: George Homans, The Human Group— advances smallgroup theory and research; attempts to extrapolate from a single group to understanding the social system. 1952: Solomon Asch studies of social influence (Asch Effect)—proposes ...

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My main expertise is in the past, but if I have to extrapolate into the future, I would say: no good news any time soon and an obvious exit strategy is not apparent to me. (Juan Cole)
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