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verb [intransitive/transitive] extrapolate pronunciation in British English /ɪkˈstræpəleɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyextrapolate
he/she/itextrapolates
present participleextrapolating
past tenseextrapolated
past participleextrapolated
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  1. 1
    formal to say what is likely to happen or be true by using information that you already have
  2. 2
    maths to calculate an amount that you do not know by basing your calculations on amounts that you already know

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extrapolation

 extrapolate pronunciation in British English /ɪkˌstræpəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [countable/uncountable]
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