extrapolation

extrapolation
extrapolate ex‧trap‧o‧late [ɪkˈstræpəleɪt] verb [transitive]
formal to separate and examine the facts about something, and to form an opinion based on your knowledge of those facts:

• The figures are wildly optimistic, and could only have been extrapolated from a very small medical trial.

• We obtained a picture of the economy by extrapolating past trends.

— extrapolation noun [uncountable] :

• By a process of extrapolation, it can be estimated that there are about 3,500 professionals employed in the industry.

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   The process of determining a rate (or other variable) that lies beyond the range of known rates.
   ► See also Interpolation.

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extrapolation UK US /ɪkˌstræpəˈleɪʃən/ noun [C or U]
the process of using existing information to discover what is likely to happen or be true in the future: extrapolation of sth »

The bank expects inflation to overshoot target in two years, but this is only an extrapolation of past trends.

extrapolation from sth »

Extrapolation from the past into the future is a poor guide for strategic business planning.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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