extrapolate


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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.
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He cautions, however, that it's difficult to accurately extrapolate from findings in a limited area to an entire country, as Page's team has attempted to do.
You can't necessarily extrapolate from mice to humans," says Bukowski.
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