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
exponentiallyplay \ˌek-spə-ˈnen(t)-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of exponential in a sentence
The business has experienced several years of exponential growth.
Prices have increased at an exponential rate.
103 is an exponential expression.
First Known Use of exponential
EXPONENTIAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of exponential for English Language Learners
: very fast : increasingly rapid
mathematics : including or using an exponent
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