exponential

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

Definition of exponential

  1. 1 :  of or relating to an exponent

  2. 2 :  involving a variable in an exponent <10x is an exponential expression>

  3. 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

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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.

1704

First Known Use of exponential

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EXPONENTIAL Defined for English Language Learners

exponential

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

Definition of exponential for English Language Learners

  • : very fast : increasingly rapid

  • mathematics : including or using an exponent


Medical Dictionary

exponential

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

Medical Definition of exponential

  1. :  expressible or approximately expressible by an exponential function <an exponential growth rate>

exponentially

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