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extrapolate

(ĕks″tră′pō-lāt″)
To infer a point between two given, or known, points on a graph or progression. Thus, if an infant weighed 20 lb at a certain age and 4 months later weighed 23 lb, it could be inferred that at a point halfway between the two time periods, the infant might have weighed 21.5 lb.

extrapolate (ekstrap´ōlāt),

v to infer values beyond the observable range from an observed trend of variables; to project by inference into the unexplored.
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2) is convergent under the condition Extrapolated Newton's method will converge if [micro] = |1 - ([[alpha].
To estimate the global load of dioxinlike compounds, the two scientists extrapolated the concentrations they measured to areas of comparable climate, geography, and economic development.
by the Lanzhou Engineering and Research Institute for Non Ferrous Metallurgy (China) 1995, the tonnage on the Esaase open pit mine, which was based on the historical resource for 400 meters being extrapolated over the 1,000 meters of the strike length, was estimated at 2,987,198 tonnes at an average of 4.
To estimate the impact of the cloud on global climate, the researchers extrapolated from the known effects of smaller, more recent eruptions such as the 1815 Tambora eruption.
Choi emphasizes that the nifedipine dose needed to block calcium ions in the brain cells might be higher than the value he extrapolated from studies of peripheral nerves.
Polygons or blocks were constructed for separate parcels and an average seam thickness and seam dip extrapolated across the entire block, to determine volume.
we extrapolated the [degrease] on into 1987, and then compared it to the actual death rate," explains C.
He cites unanswered questions about the exact site of endothelin production, as well as whether the laboratory results can be extrapolated to the in vivo situation.
This is not a calculated number based on parts-per-million instrumentation readings and then extrapolated.
But "precise safe levels cannot be extrapolated from animal research," comments Lyn Weiner, director of the Fetal Alcohol Education Program at the Boston University School of Medicine.