linear interpolation


: estimation of a function (such as a logarithm) by assuming that it is a straight line between known values

Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of linear interpolation was in 1965

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“Linear interpolation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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