Meaning of EXTRAPOLATE in English

EXTRAPOLATE

— extrapolation , n. — extrapolative, extrapolatory /ik strap"euh leuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/ , adj. — extrapolator , n.

/ik strap"euh layt'/ , v. , extrapolated, extrapolating .

v.t.

1. to infer (an unknown) from something that is known; conjecture.

2. Statistics. to estimate (the value of a variable) outside the tabulated or observed range.

3. Math. to estimate (a function that is known over a range of values of its independent variable) to values outside the known range.

v.i.

4. to perform extrapolation.

[ 1825-35; EXTRA- + (INTER)POLATE ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .