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Definition of "exponential" []

  • Of or relating to an exponent. (adjective)
  • Mathematics Containing, involving, or expressed as an exponent. (adjective)
  • Mathematics Expressed in terms of a designated power of e, the base of natural logarithms. (adjective)
  • (of a function, curve, series, or equation) of, containing, or involving one or more numbers or quantities raised to an exponent, esp ex (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Raised to the power of e, the base of natural logarithms (adjective)
  • Of or involving an exponent or exponents (adjective)
  • Very rapid (adjective)
  • An exponential function, etc (noun)

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Use "exponential" in a sentence
  • "I use the term exponential to refer to compounding's effect to set it off from those who use linear or arithmetic models."
  • "MCINTYRE (voice over): Citing what he calls the exponential rise in the number of deaths both U.S. and Iraqi, along with the failure of the government of Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki to disarm the warring militias, Republican Senator John Warner is sounding a dire warning."
  • "(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) (SOUNDS) MCINTYRE (voice-over): Citing what he calls the exponential rise in the number of deaths, both U.S. and Iraqi, along with the failure of the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to disarm the warring militias, Republican Senator John Warner is sounding a dire warming while he still has hope, it's fading fast."