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ex·po·nent

 (ĭk-spō′nənt, ĕk′spō′nənt)
n.
1. One that expounds or interprets.
2. One that speaks for, represents, or advocates: Our senator is an exponent of free trade.
3. Abbr. exp Mathematics A number or symbol, as 3 in (x + y)3, placed to the right of and above another number, symbol, or expression, denoting the power to which that number, symbol, or expression is to be raised. Also called power.
adj.
Expository; explanatory.

[Latin expōnēns, expōnent-, present participle of expōnere, to expound; see expound.]

exponent

(ɪkˈspəʊnənt)
n
1. (usually foll by of) a person or thing that acts as an advocate (of an idea, cause, etc)
2. a person or thing that explains or interprets
3. a performer or interpretive artist, esp a musician
4. (Mathematics) maths Also called: power or index a number or variable placed as a superscript to the right of another number or quantity indicating the number of times the number or quantity is to be multiplied by itself
adj
offering a declaration, explanation, or interpretation
[C16: from Latin expōnere to set out, expound, from pōnere to set, place]

ex•po•nent

(ɪkˈspoʊ nənt or, esp. for 3, ˈɛk spoʊ nənt)

n.
1. a person or thing that expounds or interprets.
2. a person or thing that is a representative, advocate, or symbol.
3. a symbol or number placed above and after another symbol or number to denote the power to which the latter is to be raised: The exponents of the quantities xn, 2m, y4, and 35 are, respectively, n, m, 4, and 5.
[1575–85; < Latin expōnent-, s. of expōnēns, present participle of expōnere; see expound]

ex·po·nent

(ĕk′spō′nənt, ĭk-spō′nənt)
A number or symbol, placed above and to the right of the expression to which it applies, that indicates the number of times the expression is used as a factor. For example, the exponent 3 in 53 indicates 5 × 5 × 5; the exponent 2 in (a + b)2 indicates (a + b) × (a + b).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an ideaexponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
apologist, justifier, vindicator - a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution; "an apologist for capital punishment"
constitutionalist - an advocate of constitutional government
Darwinian - an advocate of Darwinism
populist, democrat - an advocate of democratic principles
federalist - an advocate of federalism
Gnostic - an advocate of Gnosticism
humanist, humanitarian - an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans
ideologist, ideologue - an advocate of some ideology
internationalist - an advocate of internationalism
irredentist, irridentist - an advocate of irredentism
isolationist - an advocate of isolationism in international affairs
Jansenist - an advocate of Jansenism
libertarian - an advocate of libertarianism
Maoist - an advocate of Maoism
Marxist - an advocate of Marxism
nationalist - an advocate of national independence of or a strong national government
neoclassicist - an advocate of neoclassicism
neutralist - an advocate of neutrality in international affairs
nullifier - an advocate of nullification; someone who believes that a state can resist federal laws
drumbeater, partisan, zealot - a fervent and even militant proponent of something
partitionist - an advocate of partitioning a country
Platonist - an advocate of Platonism
pro-lifer - an advocate of full legal protection for embryos and fetuses; someone opposed to legalized induced abortion
presenter, sponsor - an advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a degree or an introduction etc.)
protectionist - an advocate of protectionism
republican - an advocate of a republic (usually in opposition to a monarchy)
ritualist - an advocate of strict observance of ritualistic forms
ruralist - an advocate of rural living
secessionist - an advocate of secessionism
secularist - an advocate of secularism; someone who believes that religion should be excluded from government and education
separationist, separatist - an advocate of secession or separation from a larger group (such as an established church or a national union)
spokesperson, representative, interpreter, voice - an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose; "the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"
suffragist - an advocate of the extension of voting rights (especially to women)
admirer, booster, protagonist, supporter, champion, friend - a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"
supremacist - a person who advocates the supremacy of some particular group or race over all others
teleologist - advocate of teleology
Thatcherite - an advocate of Thatcherism
unilateralist - an advocate of unilateralism
2.exponent - someone who expounds and interprets or explains
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
3.exponent - a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself
degree - the highest power of a term or variable
mathematical notation - a notation used by mathematicians
logarithm, log - the exponent required to produce a given number

exponent

noun
2. performer, player, interpreter, presenter, executant the great exponent of Bach, Glenn Gould
Translations
مُؤَيِّد، مُمَثِّل لِمُفَسِّر، شارِح
eksponentmesterrepræsentantspecialist
tolmácsoló
flytjandi, túlkanditalsmaîur, málsvari
interpretuotojas
demonstrētājsinterpretētājsizskaidrotājsskaidrotājs
interpret

exponent

[eksˈpəʊnənt] N [of idea] → exponente mf; [of cause] → partidario/a m/f; (= interpreter) → intérprete mf (Gram, Math) → exponente m

exponent

[ɪkˈspəʊnənt] n
(= advocate) [idea, theory, plan] → partisan(e)
(= practitioner) [skill, activity] → représentant(e)
(MATHEMATICS)exposant m

exponent

n
(of theory)Vertreter(in) m(f), → Exponent(in) m(f)
(Math) → Exponent m, → Hochzahl f

exponent

[ɪksˈpəʊnənt] n
a. (person) → esponente m/f
b. (Math) → esponente m

exponent

(ikˈspəunənt) noun
1. a person able to demonstrate skilfully a particular art or activity. She was an accomplished exponent of Bach's flute sonatas.
2. a person who explains and supports (a theory or belief etc). He was one of the early exponents of Marxism.
References in classic literature ?
Here and there, the inmate has visitors to see the sight; then he points his finger, with something of the complacency of a curator or authorised exponent, to this cart and to this, and seems to tell who sat here yesterday, and who there the day before.
Therefore all books of the imagination endure, all which ascend to that truth that the writer sees nature beneath him, and uses it as his exponent.
He had a considerable reputation in England as a critic and was the accredited exponent in this country of modern French literature.
The national passion for aggression found in him its supreme exponent, and achieved through him its realisation in this astounding war.
Here by intermarriage with the native women they rapidly developed into a race which while retaining all their original courage and enterprise took on also, together with the French language, the French intellectual brilliancy and flexibility and in manners became the chief exponent of medieval chivalry.
And this was all one knew of Reuben Rosenthall up to the time when the Old Bohemian Club, having fallen on evil days, found it worth its while to organize a great dinner in honor of so wealthy an exponent of the club's principles.
And so the jumble would be in action in this department for a mortal hour; the exponent drawling on to My Dearert Childerrenerr, let us say, for example, about the beautiful coming to the Sepulchre; and repeating the word Sepulchre (commonly used among infants) five hundred times, and never once hinting what it meant; the conventional boy smoothing away right and left, as an infallible commentary; the whole hot-bed of flushed and exhausted infants exchanging measles, rashes, whooping-cough, fever, and stomach disorders, as if they were assembled in High Market for the purpose.
Holmes listened to him intently, with no sign of that impatience which the official exponent too often produced.
Shortly after daylight we saw smoke apparently coming straight toward us, and after a time we made out the squat lines of a tug--one of those fearless exponents of England's supremacy of the sea that tows sailing ships into French and English ports.
It had fooled him, Burning Daylight, one of its chiefest and most joyous exponents.
Art, culture--in the face of the iron facts of biology such things were ridiculous, the exponents of such things only the more ridiculous.
The estimation in which these gentlemen were held, according to one of the most scientific exponents of the Gun Club, was "proportional to the masses of their guns, and in the direct ratio of the square of the distances attained by their projectiles.