overextrapolate

verb, transitive + intransitive over·ex·trap·o·late \ ˌō-vər-ik-ˈstra-pə-ˌlāt \

Definition of overextrapolate

overextrapolated; overextrapolating
: to extrapolate to an excessive degree
  • Don't overextrapolate—do not try to write an entire paper based on a few findings that are not strongly related to your topic.
  • —Gail M. Staines et al.
  • I do not want to overextrapolate from these testimonials to suggest that this was a universal experience for all respondents.
  • —Oliver Wang
  • … many of its articles overextrapolate and overgeneralize preliminary research results.
  • —Kathleen Meister

overextrapolated

adjective
    • overextrapolated research

overextrapolation

play \ˌō-vər-ik-ˌstra-pə-ˈlā-shən\ noun, plural overextrapolations
    • … massive overextrapolation from a single data point …
    • —Jon Evans

First Known Use of overextrapolate

1960

in the meaning defined above

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