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Examples of exponent in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of exponent from the Web
That decision was taken to improve Poland’s scratchy relations with its European partners; the suave, English-speaking Mr Morawiecki is seen as a more convincing exponent of his boss’s views.
Daniil Trifonov’s Perspectives series goes from strength to strength with this recital, and sees him paired with one of our leading exponents of song.
That series concludes this weekend with a solo recital by French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard—one of the greatest exponents of Ligeti’s music—performing all three books of his tudes for Piano.
The man is an exponent of lunacy, his faith unlikely to be shaken by anything that happens in Venezuela or was written in Philadelphia.
Allen came to the work of de Beer by way of Bill Mahaney, a professor emeritus at York University in Toronto and an outspoken exponent of the Traversette.
Ed Sheeran’s five-times platinum Divide (Warner) slips 2-3 while Florida metal exponents Trivium snag a fifth top 10 on the national album survey with The Sin And The Sentence (Roadrunner/Warner), their eighth album, which is new at No.
Like the poster artist Victor Moscoso and the multimedia group USCO, Mr. Arnold, who during the late 1960s designed handbills for rock bands and programmed midnight shows at an old San Francisco movie-house, was an exponent of hippie modernism.
There’s no sense in writing off a vast, rewarding, uniquely American art form because of its worst exponents.
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Did You Know?
You probably won't be surprised to learn that "exponent" shares an ancestor with "proponent" - and indeed, the Latin ponere ("to put") is at the root of both terms. "Exponent" descends from "exponere" ("to explain" or "to set forth"), which joins "ponere" with "ex-" ("out"). "Proponent" traces to "proponere" ("to display" or "to declare"), from "ponere" and "pro-" ("before"). "Proponent" can describe someone who offers a proposal (it's related to "propose," which also ultimately comes from "proponere"), but today it usually means "one who argues in favor of something." "Exponent" can also refer to someone who is an advocate, but it tends to refer especially to someone who stands out as a shining representative of something, and in addition it has retained its earlier meaning of "one who expounds."
EXPONENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of exponent for English Language Learners
: 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
EXPONENT Defined for Kids
Definition of exponent for Students
- The exponent 3 in 103 indicates 10 × 10 × 10.
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