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EXTRAPOLATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does extrapolate mean? 

EXTRAPOLATE (verb)
  The verb EXTRAPOLATE has 3 senses:

1. draw from specific cases for more general cases
2. estimate the value of
3. gain knowledge of (an area not known or experienced) by extrapolating

  Familiarity information: EXTRAPOLATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXTRAPOLATE (verb)


Sense 1extrapolate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Draw from specific cases for more general cases

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

extrapolate; generalize; generalise; infer

Hypernyms (to "extrapolate" is one way to...):

conclude; reason; reason out (decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "extrapolate"):

overgeneralise; overgeneralize (draw too general a conclusion)

universalise; universalize (make universal)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 2extrapolate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Estimate the value of

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

interpolate; extrapolate

Hypernyms (to "extrapolate" is one way to...):

calculate; cipher; compute; cypher; figure; reckon; work out (make a mathematical calculation or computation)

Domain category:

math; mathematics; maths (a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3extrapolate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gain knowledge of (an area not known or experienced) by extrapolating

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Hypernyms (to "extrapolate" is one way to...):

deduce; deduct; derive; infer (reason by deduction; establish by deduction)

Domain category:

logic; logical system; system of logic (a system of reasoning)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


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