extrapolate extrapolate  /ɪk ˈstræ pə ˌleɪt/

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. It is dangerous to extrapolate short term trends into future and make decisions based on blips and aberrations.
  2. Sociologists often extrapolate movies into real life and try to predict what will happen in the community in the future.
  3. The extrapolation turned out to be prescient and it was indeed fortunate that the health authorities had taken heed of the past statistical data.

News

  1. Free Google tools allow an interactive curriculum in schools

    We are staying in the clouds for this edition of Transformational Learning. Last time we started the conversation about cloud-based applications and data. This time I will detail some specifics about Google’s cloud. Google’s cloud covers many areas of your digital lifestyle and while this article will focus on school uses, you can extrapolate to your home and personal digital cloud lifestyle ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Wenatchee World

  2. Shapeshifting: Proposal For a New Periodic Table of the Elements

    First time accepted submitter ramorim writes "In honor of the Chemist Day, celebrated in Brazil on this day June 18, 2013, I publish a proposal for a new Periodic Table of Elements (Original, in Portugese) in a modular spiral-hexagonal model, with continuity and connectivity for all constituent units of the matter. This proposal indeed permits to extrapolate the hypothetical elements of the G ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Slashdot

Quotes

  1. "Personal experiences affect the facts that judges choose to see," Sotomayor said. "My hope is that I will take the good from my experiences and extrapolate them further into areas with which I am unfamiliar. I simply do not know exactly what...
    on May 27, 2009 By: Sonia Sotomayor Source: Gawker

  2. "I hope our fans can appreciate how hard it is to win in this league," Billick said. "I think they do. People will extrapolate what they want out of it, but I'm thrilled to have that win."
    on Oct 8, 2007 By: Brian Billick Source: Baltimore Sun

  3. "It may be that we can extrapolate beyond men with prostate cancer, to men in general and on to more people," Ornish said.
    on Jun 16, 2008 By: Dean Ornish Source: Contra Costa Times

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