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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of extrapolate.


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  • Nielsen extrapolates from a small number of viewers whose TVs have meters installed.

    Does Tivo Kill Science Fiction TV?

  • It may look like science fiction because of the use of science fiction tropes, but unless the author either a) tweaks with a law known to science or b) extrapolates from a known science or theory, the story ain't science fiction in my book.

    A Visual Genre?

  • In contrast, she extrapolates from a national survey conducted for the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation in 2000 that roughly 290,000 students experienced some sort of physical sexual abuse by a public school employee between 1991 and 2000.


  • Then Arends extrapolates this strategy and tells an anecdotal story of "one of the best investors I have known".

    Dan Solin: A Novel Investing Strategy From the WSJ

  • In contrast, the GISS analysis extrapolates data in those regions using information from the nearest available monitoring stations, and thus has more complete coverage of the polar areas.

    Think Progress » Fifteen States Have Polluter-Driven Resolutions To Deny Climate Threat

  • It is so wrong in my opinion how the NRA extrapolates four words in the Constitution ( 'keep and bear arms') into wanting assualt weapons to remain legal, wanting concealed weapons to be carried into National Parks and now bars in Arizona, and basically equating 'self-defense' into the easy and convenient ability to shoot and kill anyone, anytime, anywhere .... just because the NRA member happened to 'feel threatened' at the moment.

    NRA opposes Sotomayor nomination to Supreme Court

  • Like science fiction, he writes, prehistoric fiction extrapolates from scientific discourse, in this case paleoanthropology.

    Cave Man Stories

  • Perhaps, if one extrapolates from Obama's sibylline statement: Mitt Romney gives the impression of being too much of a secularist and not enough a Christian or too much the supporter of a cult?

    Denis Lacorne: Secularists Or Christian? The Religious Lives Of American Political Candidates In The Public Sphere

  • He takes this comment by Plouff and extrapolates a demise of the PEC

    Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » Big Head Ed

  • Young mice exposed to high levels of particulates in a period that roughly extrapolates from toddler to late adolescence in human beings subsequently developed the signature diabetic symptoms of abnormal blood sugar counts and insulin resistance.

    Edward Flattau: Pollution Time Bomb


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