# exponential

[ ek-spoh-nen-shuhl, -spuh- ]
/ ˌɛk spoʊˈnɛn ʃəl, -spə- /
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of or relating to an exponent or exponents.
Mathematics.
1. of or relating to the constant e.
2. (of an equation) having one or more unknown variables in one or more exponents.
rising or expanding at a steady, rapid rate:a city experiencing exponential growth.
noun
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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## Origin ofexponential

First recorded in 1695–1705; exponent + -ial

## Words nearby exponential

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## British Dictionary definitions for exponential

exponential
/ (ˌɛkspəʊˈnɛnʃəl) /

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
maths raised to the power of e, the base of natural logarithmsSymbol: exp
of or involving an exponent or exponents
informal very rapid
noun
maths an exponential function, etc