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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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Extrapolating from their observations, the team estimates that low-density hydrogen clouds could collectively contain as much mass as the known population of galaxies.
Based on the amount of data we now have, extrapolating from the mouse model to the human model is titillating but dangerous," says study coauthor Michael Potter of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md.
These findings, which surprised many scientists at the conference, highlight the pitfalls of extrapolating data from one occupational setting (outdoor fields) to another (the greenhouse), says Richard A.
Extrapolating from his design of a soil analysis system using the enhanced effect, Vo-Dinh came up with the novel data storage approach.
However, because the study was based on data from male miners, there is some uncertainty about extrapolating the risk estimates to the home environment and to women and children.
The researchers warn against extrapolating the results of the present study to humans.