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 : a symbol written above and to the right of a mathematical expression to indicate the operation of raising to a power
2 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
EXPONENT Defined for Kids
Definition of exponent
: 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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