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ex•trap•o•late



Pronunciation: (ik-strap'u-lāt"), [key]
v., -lat•ed, -lat•ing.


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.
to perform extrapolation.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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