exponentiation

noun
ex·​po·​nen·​ti·​a·​tion | \ ˌek-spə-ˌnen(t)-shē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce exponentiation (audio) \

Definition of exponentiation

: the mathematical operation of raising a quantity to a power

called also involution

Examples of exponentiation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Though lacking the power of exponentiation, a device like this can avail itself of other features of quantum physics. Quanta Magazine, 29 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of exponentiation

1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Exponentiation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exponentiation. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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