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extrapolation

 [ek-strap″o-la´shun]
inference of one or more unknown values on the basis of that which is known or has been observed; usually applied to estimation beyond the upper and lower ranges of observed data as opposed to interpolation between data points.

extrapolation

/ex·trap·o·la·tion/ (ek-strap″ah-la´shun) inference of a value on the basis of that which is known or has been observed.

extrapolation

the estimation of a value beyond a given series, for example, the extension of the line of a graph beyond the calculated points.

extrapolation

inference of a value on the basis of that which is known or has been observed; usually applied to estimation beyond the range of observed data as opposed to interpolation between data points.
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Besides improving cross-species extrapolation, the EGP will enable "the design of epidemiological approaches that allow us to identify more subtle effects and therefore identify either susceptibilities or adverse impacts much earlier and much more quickly than we might have," Farland says.
distinguish between adaptive and adverse responses), and d) demonstrate how "omics" can reduce uncertainties associated with animal-to-human extrapolation.
Examples of relevant disciplines for this program announcement (PA) include any aspect of human cancer prevention (modifiable risk factors, new animal models and extrapolation of these models to human cancer, genetic predisposition to cancer and detection of precursor lesions, chemo-prevention trials in human Populations, and behavioral research and behavioral intervention trials in cancer prevention), epidemiology (biochemical, genetic, and molecular), biostatistics, human cancer genetics, clinical oncology, human nutrition, behavioral and social sciences, health promotion, health services and health policy, research, and medical decision analysis, survivorship, and quality of life as they relate to cancer.
However, in preparing the report the authors often faced the problem of information that was incomplete or incompatible for extrapolation from one region to another.
The uncertainties are tremendous in this, business, and extrapolation is one of the least capable means of prediction, I would think," Christ says.
While it's tempting to rule out Chinese food for breakfast, extrapolation to humans is difficult because experimental doses were more than 50 times those one might expect from a meal, and because MSG -- when not injected -- is largely detoxified in the digestive tract.
This discovery encourages speculation that there are planets around other stars, but it's a long extrapolation from what we're beginning to see now and what we could call true [Earth-like] planets, where you could start thinking about the evolution of life.
The SDIO statement terms this the "most disappointing chapter" in the report, and says the OTA conclusions on this pointare "primarily based on extrapolation from past experience as opposed to the potential of newer technologies becoming available.
iNEMI's Medical Components Reliability Specifications Project will develop test and extrapolation methodologies that can be used to predict reliability of components in actual use conditions.
To enhance the subsalt image, WesternGeco will employ Q-Marine(a) technology, with proprietary processing workflows and wave extrapolation migration (WEM).
Hospira calls for continued support of extrapolation principle to help drive increased patient access to life-saving biologic medicines -