Meaning of “extrapolate” in the English Dictionary

"extrapolate" in British English

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extrapolateverb [ I or T ]

uk /ɪkˈstræp.ə.leɪt/ us /ɪkˈstræp.ə.leɪt/
extrapolation
noun [ C or U ] uk /ɪkˌstræp.əˈleɪ.ʃən/ us /ɪkˌstræp.əˈleɪ.ʃən/

(Definition of “extrapolate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"extrapolate" in Business English

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extrapolateverb [ I or T ]

/ɪkˈstræpəleɪt/ uk us

to use existing information to discover what is likely to happen or be true in the future:

Speaking about global warming, she said that time periods of 15 and even 30 years are too brief to extrapolate changes in climate patterns.
extrapolate (sth) from sth We as economists tend to just predict the future by extrapolating from the past.
extrapolate trends/patterns/risks
extrapolate figures/data/numbers

(Definition of “extrapolate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)