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extrapolate

ex·trap·o·late

extrapolate

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk strae p leIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: extrapolated, extrapolates, extrapolating
definition 1: in statistics, to estimate or infer (a value) on the basis of values tabulated or observed.
definition 2: to make an estimate or inference of (future probability or the like) on the basis of what is already known or has already occurred.
We extrapolated next year's sales from our past sales trends.
similar words:
project
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make an estimate or inference based on observed, known, or measured values or facts.
derivations: extrapolative (adj.), extrapolatory (adj.), extrapolation (n.), extrapolator (n.)
Word Parts
The word extrapolate contains the following part:
extr-, extra-, exter- Latin prefix that means on the outside, beyond
synonyms:
ec, ect, ecto, exo-, ex-