from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The approximate calculation, from known values of a function for given values of the variable, of another value of the function for a value of the variable smaller than the smallest or larger than the largest of those upon which the calculation is based.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun mathematics A calculation of an estimate of the value of some function outside the range of known values.
  • noun An inference about some hypothetical situation based on known facts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function outside the range of known values
  • noun an inference about the future (or about some hypothetical situation) based on known facts and observations


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