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exponent

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noun ex·po·nent \ik-ˈspō-nənt, ˈek-ˌ\

Simple Definition of exponent

  • : someone who supports a particular cause, belief, etc.

  • : someone who is known for a particular method, style, etc.

  • mathematics : a symbol that is written above and to the right of a number to show how many times the number is to be multiplied by itself

Full Definition of exponent

  1. 1 :  a symbol written above and to the right of a mathematical expression to indicate the operation of raising to a power

  2. 2 a :  one that expounds or interprets b :  one that champions, practices, or exemplifies

Examples of exponent

  1. She has become one of America's foremost exponents of the romantic style in interior design.

  2. The exponent 3 in 103 indicates 10 x 10 x 10.



Origin of exponent

Latin exponent-, exponens, present participle of exponere — more at expose


First Known Use: 1706

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EXPONENT Defined for Kids

exponent

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noun ex·po·nent \ik-ˈspō-nənt\

Definition of exponent

  1. :  a numeral written above and to the right of a number to show how many times the number is to be used as a factor <The exponent 3 in 103 indicates 10 × 10 × 10.>





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