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exponential

adjective ex·po·nen·tial \ˌek-spə-ˈnen-chəl\

: very fast : increasingly rapid

mathematics : including or using an exponent

Full Definition of EXPONENTIAL

1
:  of or relating to an exponent
2
:  involving a variable in an exponent <10x is an exponential expression>
3
:  expressible or approximately expressible by an exponential function; especially :  characterized by or being an extremely rapid increase (as in size or extent) <an exponential growth rate>
ex·po·nen·tial·ly \-ˈnench-(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of EXPONENTIAL

  1. The business has experienced several years of exponential growth.
  2. Prices have increased at an exponential rate.
  3. 103 is an exponential expression.

First Known Use of EXPONENTIAL

1704

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

exponential

adjective ex·po·nen·tial \ˌek-spə-ˈnen-chəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EXPONENTIAL

:  expressible or approximately expressible by an exponential function <an exponential growth rate>
ex·po·nen·tial·ly \-ˈnench-(ə-)lē\ adverb

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