Origin of exponent
Examples from the Web for exponent
Brilliant as an exponent of the virtues in Spenser, Dante, Chaucer, Lewis could not write his own poetry.
The greater the value of the exponent of V, the greater the efficiency of the fluid between any two temperatures.A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine|Robert H. Thurston
I wouldn't even want to guess at the order of magnitude of the exponent.The Asses of Balaam|Gordon Randall Garrett
She had never justified her course, or thought it could be deemed admirable as an exponent of her character.The Ordeal|Charles Egbert Craddock
British Dictionary definitions for exponent
Word Origin for exponent
Word Origin and History for exponent
1706, from Latin exponentem (nominative exponens), present participle of exponere "put forth" (see expound). A mathematical term at first; the sense of "one who expounds" is 1812. As an adjective, from 1580s.
Science definitions for exponent
Culture definitions for exponent
A number placed above and to the right of another number to show that it has been raised to a power. For example, 32 indicates that 3 has been raised to a power of 2, or multiplied by itself; 32 is equal to 9.