Definition of exponence
: 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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