extrapolate (something) from (something)

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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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Lopez extrapolates from the illogical, lobs in some gallows humor, and creates new absurdities.
CORRECTION: This study, by the research arm of Planned Parenthood, mocks scientific analysis and extrapolates from extremely dubious assumptions.
He extrapolates from well and lesser-known sources including Cicero, Pliny, John Evelyn, Beale, Taegios, Hartlib, Repton, Walpole, Foucault, Adriaan Geuze, Martha Schwartz and Bernard Lassus, to argue that gardens though considered a 'lesser art', if studied carefully, provide conceptual and theoretical lessons which will vastly improve the practice of contemporary landscape architects.
Admitting the incomplete and faulty nature of these sources, Trexler nevertheless extrapolates from them to con-dude that in North and South America it would be difficult to find a single tribe without berdaches (121); probably each village had at least two or three, and in cities there were many more in temples and chieftains' retinues (125).
The second is that the book's conclusion, very interesting in its own right, extrapolates from British experience to the global condition.