extrapolation : Definition, Usages, News and More

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ik stra puh lay shuhn

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

  • Today, the compulsion to leave the Philippines nags me again; with hindsight and easy extrapolation, I see so little hope in the future, primarily because most of us refuse to be .
  • Newton also conducted a backward extrapolation from modern astronomical data, which demonstrated certain anomalies in Ptolemy's observations.
  • At the same time, though, it's not reliable newsmuch of the "advance" GDP estimate is extrapolation that will be revised as more data come in.
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  • Bob Filner in Coalinga Record
    It was an extrapolation to the possibilityof 300,000 cases, Filner said.
  • Irene Pepperberg in New York Times
    Alex taught me to believe that his little bird brain was conscious in some matter, that is, capable of intention,Dr. Pepperberg writes. "By extrapolation, Alex taught me that we live in a world populated by thinking, conscious creatures."
  • Jacques Rogge in AFP
    I expect there to be between 30-40 positive tests based on an extrapolation from Athens in 2004 where there were 26 from 3,500 tests and here there will be 4,500 tests,said Rogge. "If we have fewer I will be extremely glad because that...

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