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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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Steel steps into the void of neglect given to the logic of extrapolation by putting forward a well-designed theory to explain how it can be successfully done.
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Figure 6 provides a schematic representation of the methodology used for the extrapolation procedure.
APPLICATION OF EXTRAPOLATION METHOD TO POLYETHYLENE PIPES
Actual IC shipments have converged with Advanced Forecasting's predicted Underlying Demand, which foresaw a strong upswing and the current boom more than one year in advance," added Luis, explaining that, "To be prepared for the next turning-point, key decision-makers cannot be influenced by extrapolations from qualitative sources such as customers, sales departments, and analysts that rely on surveying these sources.
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We should focus more on the human aspect of the problem, the breadwinners whose jobs are doomed due to those extrapolations that lead to an exaggerated buildup of workforce and equipment, ending with layoffs and over-capacity, a-la-1985 and 2001.
The forecasts resulting from extrapolations oftentimes miss the turning point in industry direction.
Forecasts based on human opinion stemmed from over-exuberant extrapolations, artificially inflating real IC demand during the most recent silicon cycle.
Key decision-makers need not be influenced by extrapolations from qualitative sources such as customers, sales departments, and analysts that rely on surveying these sources.
in 1989, ensure exact linearity for the extrapolation from inverse storage lifetimes to the inverse neutron lifetime.
Wall losses are minimized by the use of "low-temperature Fomblin," and the notoriously difficult extrapolation from storage lifetimes to [[tau].