exponential
[ ekspohnenshuh l, spuh ]
/ ˌɛk spoʊˈnɛn ʃəl, spə /

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 and usually 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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British Dictionary definitions for exponentially
exponential
/ (ˌɛkspəʊˈnɛnʃəl) /
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
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Science definitions for exponentially
exponential
[ ĕk′spənĕn′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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