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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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Extrapolators for services may well have contributed to the tendency of the early GDP estimates to understate the decline in GDP during contractions and the increase during the early stages of expansions (Fixler and Grimm 2002).
Extrapolators believe the future will be a logical extension of the past.
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BLS has recently completed research into performing the extrapolation with various time series modeling techniques, including regression and ARIMA models, as a substitute for the UI-universe-based extrapolators currently used, and found some improvement in results.
While conversion to NAICS was rough, the values provided reasonable extrapolators for some industries.
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