# exponential

*exponential*on Thesaurus.com

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.

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.

## Origin of exponential

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## Other words from exponential

- ex·po·nen·tial·ly, adverb
- non·ex·po·nen·tial, adjective

## Words Nearby exponential

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## How to use exponential in a sentence

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## British Dictionary definitions for 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 logarithms: Symbol: exp

of or involving an exponent or exponents

informal very rapid

maths an exponential function, etc

## Derived forms of exponential

- exponentially, adverb

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## Scientific definitions for exponential

[ ĕk′spə-nĕn′shəl ]

Relating to a mathematical expression containing one or more exponents.♦ 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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