extend the application of (a method or conclusion, especially one based on statistics) to an unknown situation by assuming that existing trends will continue or similar methods will be applicable.
“the results cannot be extrapolated to other patient groups”
estimate or conclude (something) by extrapolating.
“attempts to extrapolate likely human cancers from laboratory studies”
extend (a graph, curve, or range of values) by inferring unknown values from trends in the known data.
“a set of extrapolated values”
How many times in the course of an average day, do you find yourself using this word? Myself, very seldom, but I use its context quite often, without citing the source. Don’t we want the past to show us a light into the future? Sometimes, we hunker in fear, the past will indeed attach itself, robbing our hopes and dreams with its daunting presence. Humans live in this paradigm because we relate our realities to stories. Stories are the mechanism for us sharing our consciousness with the consciousness of others. We think in stories, live in stories, and communicate in stories. The method for taking the benefit out of any story, and applying it to our own story is…extrapolation. The stories we choose to extend into our own lives verses the ones we choose to dismiss.
…volcanic fusion “
Building the story of ones existence is the meaning of human life. Each and every day, we clip and paste together the epilogue of our own conscious reality.