Meaning of EXTRAPOLATE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɪkstræp(ə)leɪt ]

( extrapolates, extrapolating, extrapolated)

If you extrapolate from known facts, you use them as a basis for general statements about a situation or about what is likely to happen in the future. ( FORMAL )

Extrapolating from his American findings, he reckons about 80% of these deaths might be attributed to smoking...

It is unhelpful to extrapolate general trends from one case.

VERB : V from n , V n from n

• ex‧trapo‧la‧tion


His estimate of half a million HIV positive cases was based on an extrapolation of the known incidence of the virus.


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