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# exponential

[ ek-spoh-nen-shuhl, -spuh- ]

/ ËŒÉ›k spoÊŠËˆnÉ›n ÊƒÉ™l, -spÉ™- /

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adjective

of or relating to an exponent or exponents.

Mathematics.

- of or relating to the constant e.
- (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.

- the constant e raised to the power equal to a given expression, as e3x, which is the exponential of 3x.
- any positive constant raised to a power.

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## OTHER WORDS FROM exponential

exÂ·poÂ·nenÂ·tialÂ·ly, adverbnonÂ·exÂ·poÂ·nenÂ·tial, adjective## Words nearby exponential

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## British Dictionary definitions for exponential

exponential

/ (ËŒÉ›kspÉ™ÊŠËˆnÉ›nÊƒÉ™l) /

adjective

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

## Derived forms of exponential

exponentially, adverbCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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## Scientific definitions for exponential

exponential

[ Ä•kâ€²spÉ™-nÄ•nâ€²shÉ™l ]

Relating to a mathematical expression containing one or more exponents.â™¦ Something is said to increase or decrease exponentially if its rate of change must be expressed using exponents. A graph of such a rate would appear not as a straight line, but as a curve that continually becomes steeper or shallower.

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