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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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But he also stressed that "extrapolation should be done with caution and not routinely granted."
With a poor DC extrapolation, the 50-[OMEGA] section can clearly be seen to show sloping impedance along its length, whereas with good extrapolation, the 50-[OMEGA] line is seen correctly.
In this paper, in order to develop a more efficient CMG method, we use the Richardson extrapolation technique presented in [21] and a new extrapolation formula; a new Richardson extrapolation cascadic multigrid (RCMG) method for 2D Poisson equation is proposed.
According to Emanuel, "We appeal every one of these [audits] and we try to decide whether we want to appeal the extrapolations or the audit itself, and whether we want it to be an informal appeal that goes to the office of administrative hearings, or state court."
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