# exponentially

[ ek-spoh-nen-shuh-lee, ‐spuh‐ ]

/ ˌɛk spoʊˈnɛn ʃə li, ‐spə‐ /

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### adverb

at a steady, rapid rate: The cost of a college education has increased exponentially over the last 30 years.

Mathematics. at a continuous rate of growth or decay that can be calculated using the constant e, according to the rules of raising e to the power of a positive or negative exponent: Any population growing exponentially must, sooner or later, encounter shortages of resources.The measurable rate at which a radioactive nuclide’s atoms decay exponentially is the basis of radiometric dating.

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