A Word A Day : Extrapolate

Word of 25th April 2007: A Word A Day-Extrapolate



Extrapolate (ik STRAP uh LATE) v: to project or deduce from some-thing known, to infer

George’s estimates were extrapolated from last year’s data. He simply took all the old numbers and doubled them.

Jacob came up with a probable recipe by extrapolating from the taste of the cookies he had eaten at the store.

By extrapolating from a handful of pottery fragments, the archaeologists formed a possible picture of the ancient civilization.

To extrapolate, a scientist uses the facts he has to project to facts outside.

To interpolate, he tries to fill the gaps within his data.

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