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# exponential

[ek-spoh-nen-shuh l, -spuh-]
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1. of or relating to an exponent or exponents.
2. Mathematics.
1. of or relating to the constant e.
2. (of an equation) having one or more unknown variables in one or more exponents.
3. rising or expanding at a steady and usually rapid rate:a city experiencing exponential growth.
noun
1. Mathematics.
1. the constant e raised to the power equal to a given expression, as e3x, which is the exponential of 3x.
2. any positive constant raised to a power.

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First recorded in 1695–1705; exponent + -ial
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# exponential

1. maths (of a function, curve, series, or equation) of, containing, or involving one or more numbers or quantities raised to an exponent, esp e x
2. maths raised to the power of e, the base of natural logarithmsSymbol: exp
3. of or involving an exponent or exponents
4. informal very rapid
noun
1. maths an exponential function, etc
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# exponential

1704, from exponent + -al (1). As a noun, from 1784. Related: Exponentially.