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English definition of “extrapolation”


noun [C or U]     /ɪkˌstræpəˈleɪʃən/
the process of using existing information to discover what is likely to happen or be true in the future : extrapolation of sth The bank expects inflation to overshoot target in two years , but this is only an extrapolation of past trends .extrapolation from sth Extrapolation from the past into the future is a poor guide for strategic business planning .
(Definition of extrapolation noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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