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Extrapolate vs. Interpolate

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  • Extrapolate (verb)

    To infer by extending known information.

  • Extrapolate (verb)

    To estimate the value of a variable outside a known range from values within that range by assuming that the estimated value follows logically from the known ones

  • Interpolate (verb)

    To introduce (something) between other things; especially to insert (possibly spurious) words into a text.

    "in verse 74, the second line is clearly interpolated"

  • Interpolate (verb)

    To estimate the value of a function between two points between which it is tabulated.

  • Interpolate (verb)

    During the course of processing some data, and in response to a directive in that data, to fetch data from a different source and process it in-line along with the original data.

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  • Extrapolate (verb)

    draw from specific cases for more general cases

  • Extrapolate (verb)

    estimate the value of

  • Extrapolate (verb)

    gain knowledge of (an area not known or experienced) by extrapolating

  • Interpolate (verb)

    estimate the value of

  • Interpolate (verb)

    insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby

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