noun ex·po·nence \ikˈspōnən(t)s, ekˈs-, ˈekˌs-\

Definition of exponence



  1. :  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 exponence — R. H. Robins

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Origin and Etymology of exponence

from exponent, after such pairs as English dependent : dependence

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capable of being understood in two ways

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