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Extrapolate meaning and definition


In layman's terms - to make an educated guess based on past information. (often used in Statistics)

Extrapolate Definition & Meaning

Extrapolate means making an educated guess about what might happen in the future based on what has happened in the past. It's the process of using existing information to make predictions about what might happen in the future where data is limited. For example, if we have data about the number of ice cream sales at a store for the past year, we can use that information to extrapolate what sales might be like in the future.

Extrapolate Used in a Sentence

  1. My friend likes to extrapolate which video game characters will win in a fight.
  2. I used the weather app to extrapolate that it will be sunny tomorrow.
  3. The personal trainer extrapolated how much weight I can lift next month based on my progress this month.
  4. By looking at my friends' posts on social media, I extrapolated that they all went to the same party last night.

Extrapolate Similar Words & Phrases (Synonyms)

  1. Predict
  2. Forecast
  3. Project
  4. Estimate
  5. Guess

Extrapolate Opposite Words & Phrases (Antonyms)

  1. Miscalculate
  2. Misjudge
  3. Misperceive
  4. Retract


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