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Definition of "exponent" []

  • One that expounds or interprets. (noun)
  • One that speaks for, represents, or advocates: Our senator is an exponent of free trade. (noun)
  • Mathematics A number or symbol, as 3 in (x + y)3, placed to the right of and above another number, symbol, or expression, denoting the power to which that number, symbol, or expression is to be raised. Also called power. (noun)
  • Expository; explanatory. (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.

Use "exponent" in a sentence
  • "June 23rd, 2006 at 4: 46 pm jealousofjeff says: nope jason pissant – exponent is what I meant. proponent is just a synonym. sort of like assclown is to pissant. assclown"
  • "The short term exponent of about -1.5 is not too different from -5/3."
  • "Perhaps its best-known living exponent is Marshal Pétain."