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Verb: extrapolate  ik'stra-pu,leyt
  1. Draw from specific cases for more general cases
    - generalize, generalise [Brit], infer
     
  2. (mathematics) estimate the value of
    - interpolate
     
  3. (logic) gain knowledge of (an area not known or experienced) by extrapolating

Derived forms: extrapolated, extrapolating, extrapolates

Type of: calculate, cipher, compute, conclude, cypher, deduce, deduct, derive, figure [N. Amer], infer, reason, reason out, reckon, work out

Encyclopedia: Extrapolate