exponence

noun

ex·​po·​nence
ikˈspōnən(t)s,
ekˈs-,
ˈekˌs-
plural -s
: the correlation between an abstract linguistic category and its exponents
by moving towards the data within abstractions one is considered to be moving down the scale of exponenceR. H. Robins

Word History

Etymology

from exponent, after such pairs as English dependent : dependence

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“Exponence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exponence. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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