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exponential growth

[ (ek-spuh-nen-shuhl) ]
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Growth of a system in which the amount being added to the system is proportional to the amount already present: the bigger the system is, the greater the increase. (See geometric progression.)

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notes for exponential growth

In everyday speech, exponential growth means runaway expansion, such as in population growth.
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