# 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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If a person is a natural extrapolator, for example, he/she should force him/herself to consider how a pattern analyst, goal analyst, counter-puncher, and intuitor would look at the situation.
In these cases, estimates were compiled using other information, such as extrapolators from annual surveys.
Annual I-O and annual NIPA estimates are "best-change," since they are estimated using extrapolators that are considered the most reliable estimates of year-to-year growth.
For the lines that reported net premiums and net losses from the reciprocal companies only for 1972, the extrapolator is the 1-year ratio of the total premiums (losses) to the sum of the premiums (losses) from the stock and mutual companies.
The extrapolator is based on the assumption that direct premiums earned (direct losses incurred) grew at the same annual rate as net premiums earned (net losses incurred) from 1930 to 1950.
Unfortunately, quarterly information on the value of exercised nonqualified options is not available on which to base an adjustment to the extrapolator.
As noted above, this is in great part due to the use of either input extrapolators or input-cost deflators in measuring output.
Development of improved measures of the 20 percent of GDP that is deflated using physical-input extrapolators and cost-based deflators.
Table F summarizes by major industry division the number of I-O industries and the number of industry extrapolators available for the 1996 estimates; table G shows the data sources for these estimates.

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