— extrapolation , n. — extrapolative, extrapolatory /ik strap"euh leuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/ , adj. — extrapolator , n.
/ik strap"euh layt'/ , v. , extrapolated, extrapolating .
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.
4. to perform extrapolation.
[ 1825-35; EXTRA- + (INTER)POLATE ]