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Synonyms for extrapolate

draw from specific cases for more general cases

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

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Steel looks at various strategies for handling problems in extrapolation and the limitations of such a form of inductive reasoning.
Current standard methods, pressure testing at a range temperatures followed by numerical analysis of the results according to the Standard Extrapolation Method (SEM) (13) and extrapolation to lower temperatures are now well accepted.
Simple extrapolation from past trends never works over the long term.
Between the two transactions, extrapolations of cumulative loss experience to date indicate that lifetime collateral losses may yield an ultimate loss number less than Fitch's original assumption.
So far,' says Hemley, "planetary physicists have had to rely strictly on extrapolations from very low-pressure data on one end, and theoretical calculations of very high pressure on the other.
A recent Gartner Symposium on the future of IT organizations predicted that by 2011, at least 10 percent of IT organizations will be disbanded, 10 percent will be relegated to commodity status, and at least 75 percent will change their role, based on extrapolations from current economic and technology trends.
There's a potentially important message here for air-qualityregulators, van Bree believes: Extrapolations from rat data based on daytime (sleep period) exposures "may seriously underestimate human effects' from daytime exposures.
Across the four transactions, extrapolations of cumulative loss experience to date indicate that lifetime collateral losses may yield an ultimate loss number less than Fitch's original assumption.
This is an exploration target that is conceptual in nature and is based upon extrapolations that have not been systematically tested.
Some estimates are based on extrapolations from past pandemics but significant details of these events are disputed, including the true numbers of deaths that resulted.
If one wonders how the aforementioned accuracy can be achieved, and repeated, during the past 18 years," posed Rosa Luis, Director of Marketing and Sales for Advanced Forecasting, "the answer resides in using a purely quantitative forecast model that avoids extrapolations, the pitfall of other methodologies which employ surveys as an input.
a) According to annual industry surveys through 2001 and extrapolations by industry experts.
Stressed loss projections included both straight-line and weighted average extrapolations based on the monthly loss history of CIT's paid in full technology transactions.
Advanced Forecasting cautions against using extrapolations based on the current period to forecast the IC Cycle.
Actual IC shipments have converged with Advanced Forecasting's predicted Underlying Demand, which foresaw a strong upswing and the current boom more than one year in advance," added Luis, explaining that, "To be prepared for the next turning-point, key decision-makers cannot be influenced by extrapolations from qualitative sources such as customers, sales departments, and analysts that rely on surveying these sources.