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EXTRAPOLATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does extrapolation mean? 

EXTRAPOLATION (noun)
  The noun EXTRAPOLATION has 2 senses:

1. (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function outside the range of known values
2. an inference about the future (or about some hypothetical situation) based on known facts and observations

  Familiarity information: EXTRAPOLATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXTRAPOLATION (noun)


Sense 1extrapolation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(mathematics) calculation of the value of a function outside the range of known values

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("extrapolation" is a kind of...):

calculation; computation; figuring; reckoning (problem solving that involves numbers or quantities)

Domain category:

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


Sense 2extrapolation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An inference about the future (or about some hypothetical situation) based on known facts and observations

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("extrapolation" is a kind of...):

illation; inference (the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation)


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