extrapolate from

extrapolate (something) from (something)

To deduce information from something Yeah, I extrapolated that they broke up from the scene I walked in on—Lauren sitting in the dark and crying with no sign of her so-called boyfriend anywhere.
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extrapolate something from something

to reason out the answer from the known facts. I cannot extrapolate what he meant from these notes. Can you extrapolate the annual total from the company's sales so far this year?
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'It is therefore inaccurate to extrapolate from my statement, that the FEC valedictory session will hold on 22 May - to say that the President will dissolve the cabinet on the same day.
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The authors gave some practical clinical suggestions at the end of the article: "Although randomized trials have not been done to demonstrate that treatment of risk factors reduces events in HIV-infected patients, it seems reasonable to extrapolate from other populations and to recommend aggressive control of risk factors.
"If one could extrapolate from the experience of offshore wind power, for which we have a bit more experience, the installation period is disruptive but nor damaging," says Rick Sellers, head of the Renewable Energy Unit of the International Energy Agency in Paris.
To be scrupulous, we should note that this exhibition--comprising fifty sculptures and installations spanning the period 1971 to the present (including twelve new pieces), plus well over three hours of film and video footage, plus two new sculptural events--was billed as a "comprehensive overview" rather than a "retrospective." Labeling aside, though, one might extrapolate from Good's essay to suggest that Signer's exceptionally consistent, focused oeuvre itself needs to be comprehended as a complex continuity--a single vast, cumulative work that challenges the concept of clock or calendar time and actualizes experience of temporality as quality, in a similar spirit to its parts.
In the design of the Sacklet Galleries at the Royal Academy (AR December 1991), and more recently the Duisberg Masterplan, the practice has demonstrated an ability to grasp the essence of what exists and extrapolate from it.
"There's a lot of useful work that went into that effort that we can use and extrapolate from," he said.
He cautions, however, that it's difficult to accurately extrapolate from findings in a limited area to an entire country, as Page's team has attempted to do.
"It's difficult to extrapolate from these animal data whether or not the effect would be the same on humans." Lai says.
You can't necessarily extrapolate from mice to humans," says Bukowski.
"It's a leap of faith," admits West, to extrapolate from what's known about nearby galactic clusters to more distant ones "where all we can see is the radio emissions." But, he adds, "The most natural interpretation of these results would seem to be that they indicate a well-organized pattern of superclustering [among distant galactic groups] when the universe was less than half its present age."
"But it's a leap of faith at this point to extrapolate from soft ticks to the deer [Lyme disease] tick," cautions Richard Endris of Merck Sharp & Dohme in Rahway, N.J., who served as an entomological consultant on the study.
In addition, "BEIR V" researchers used a different risk model to extrapolate from high doses to low ones.