# exponential function

### noun Mathematics.

the function y = ex.

any function of the form y = bax, where a and b are positive constants.

any function in which a variable appears as an exponent and may also appear as a base, as y = x2x.

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## Origin of exponential function

First recorded in 1890–95

## Words nearby exponential function

expo, exponent, exponential, exponential curve, exponential distribution, exponential function, exponential growth, exponential horn, exponentiation, exponible, export

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