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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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Across the Boundaries: Extrapolation in Biology and Social Science.
Other one-time mentions included interspecies extrapolation and understanding the mechanisms of neurotoxicity.
The extrapolation is straightforward in the case shown in Fig.
But the economists who do the forecasting rely mostly on an extrapolation of past production trends, and mechanically infer that because the world's farmers were able to sustain rapid growth in the world grain harvest from 1960 to 1990, they will continue to do so ad infinitum.
Although the measurement of property decay at elevated temperatures and subsequent extrapolation using an Arrhenius fit has been used to predict property retention at ambient temperatures, it is generally not satisfactory (ref.
The two astrophysicists say such extrapolations can help us understand nearer-term physics and pinpoint areas that could turn out to play a crucial part in the universe's long-term fate.
These days, Louise Bourgeois-inspired sculpture seems ubiquitous, but Nancy Bowen gives a newly sharpened edge to biomorphic sculpture through a finely calibrated use of diverse materials such as glass, clay, bronze, wax, and synthetic hair; witty and pointed extrapolations of form; a cross-pollination of craft traditions with specifically sculptural concerns; but especially through the intensity of her investment in the by now stock thematics of "the body.
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Parker, director of MIT's Plasma Fusion Center, say ignition would be likely with the CIT, they base their predictions on empirical extrapolations -- by scaling data from today's plasma experiments to the kinds of reactor-grade plasmas envisioned in the proposed CIT.
Thus, our sector and overall industry numbers are not extrapolations, but actual totals built from the ground up.
These [values] are somewhat higher than previous estimates of the melting temperature of iron,' which were based in part on extrapolations from low-pressure data, says Williams.