exponential

adjective ex·po·nen·tial \ ˌek-spə-ˈnen(t)-shəl \
Updated on: 16 Apr 2018

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

exponentially

play \ˌek-spə-ˈnen(t)-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of exponential in a Sentence

  1. The business has experienced several years of exponential growth.

  2. Prices have increased at an exponential rate.

  3. 10₃ is an exponential expression.

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First Known Use of exponential

1704

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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EXPONENTIAL Defined for English Language Learners

exponential

Definition of exponential for English Language Learners

  • : very fast : increasingly rapid

  • mathematics : including or using an exponent


Medical Dictionary

exponential

adjective ex·po·nen·tial \ ˌek-spə-ˈnen-chəl \

medical Definition of exponential

: expressible or approximately expressible by an exponential function
  • an exponential growth rate

exponentially

play \-ˈnench-(ə-)lē\ adverb


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