ex·po·nent noun \ik-ˈspō-nənt, ˈek-ˌ\
: 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
: a symbol written above and to the right of a mathematical expression to indicate the operation of raising to a power
a : one that expounds or interprets
b : one that champions, practices, or exemplifies
Examples of EXPONENT
- She has become one of America's foremost exponents of the romantic style in interior design.
- 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
Related to EXPONENT
- advocate, advocator, apostle, backer, booster, champion, expounder, espouser, friend, gospeler (or gospeller), herald, hierophant, high priest, paladin, promoter, proponent, protagonist, supporter, true believer, tub-thumper, white knight
- adversary, antagonist, opponent
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