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Word: extrapolation

Definition: projection; conjecture; V. extrapolate: infer (unknown information) from known information

Sentences Containing 'extrapolation'

A crucial discovery for him during this period was John McLaughlin's debut album "Extrapolation".
Although most members of the family are not known to recruit "followers" in their quest for wax, they are also referred to as "honeyguides" by linguistic extrapolation.
He seems to have anticipated its later extrapolation into the full range with the central archway and two towers, the arch centred on the unusual, gabled chancel of All Saints.
It is possible to extend the idea of linear-extrapolation to higher order reconstruction, and an example is shown in the diagram opposite.
Note: This scheme was originally presented by Kurganov and Tadmor as a 2nd order scheme based upon "linear extrapolation".
Parabolic reconstruction is straight forward to implement and can be used with the Kurganov and Tadmor scheme in lieu of the linear extrapolation shown above.
Similar extrapolation from sites at Cape Krusenstern and at Onion Portage in the Kobuk Valley imply occupation in later times.
The diagram opposite shows a 2nd order solution to G A Sod's shock tube problem (Sod, 1978) using the above high resolution Kurganov and Tadmor Central Scheme (KT) with Linear Extrapolation and Ospre limiter.
The setting is a distant future based on extrapolation of as much hard science as Niven had available.
The simulation was carried out on a mesh of 200 cells using Matlab code (Wesseling, 2001), adapted to use the KT algorithm with Parabolic Extrapolation and van Albada limiter.
This increase in spatial order has certain advantages over 2nd order schemes for smooth solutions, however, for shocks it is more dissipative - compare diagram opposite with above solution obtained using the KT algorithm with linear extrapolation and Superbee limiter.
Ultimately, Rumford's claim of the "inexhaustible" supply of heat was a reckless extrapolation from the study.
When major Arabic biographers decided to write comprehensive entries on Farabi in the 6th-7th/12th-13th centuries, there was very little specific information on hand; this allowed for their acceptance of invented stories about his life which range from benign extrapolation on the basis of some known details to tendentious reconstructions and legends.

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