See also: Extrapolation

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Morphologically extrapolate +‎ -ion

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extrapolation (countable and uncountable, plural extrapolations)

  1. (mathematics) A calculation of an estimate of the value of some function outside the range of known values.
  2. An inference about some hypothetical situation based on known facts.
    • 2018, Suzannah Weiss, The Establishment, What A Fake ‘Female Orgasm’ Statistic Says About Gender Bias[1]:
      Casting further doubt on Kerner’s extrapolations from Gebhard’s data, it’s unclear what happened during those 21 minutes of foreplay. Blow jobs? Kissing? Role-playing? We don’t know.
  3. (music) The diametric opposite of interpolation.

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extrapolation f (plural extrapolations)

  1. extrapolation

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extrapolation c

  1. an extrapolation; inference of a hypothetical situation.

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Declension of extrapolation 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative extrapolation extrapolationen extrapolationer extrapolationerna
Genitive extrapolations extrapolationens extrapolationers extrapolationernas

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