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1. Of or relating to an exponent.
a. Containing, involving, or expressed as an exponent.
b. Expressed in terms of a designated power of e, the base of natural logarithms.
1. (Mathematics) maths (of a function, curve, series, or equation) of, containing, or involving one or more numbers or quantities raised to an exponent, esp ex
2. (Mathematics) maths raised to the power of e, the base of natural logarithms. Symbol: exp
3. of or involving an exponent or exponents
4. informal very rapid
(Mathematics) maths an exponential function, etc
ex•po•nen•tial(ˌɛk spəˈnɛn ʃəl)
1. of or pertaining to an exponent.
a. of or pertaining to the constant e.
b. (of an equation) having one or more unknown variables in one or more exponents.
3. rising or expanding at a steady and usu. rapid rate: exponential increases in manufacturing costs.n.
a. the constant e raised to the power equal to a given expression, as e3x, which is the exponential of 3 x.
b. any positive constant raised to a power.
Relating to a mathematical expression containing one or more exponents. ♦ Something is said to increase exponentially if its rate of change must be expressed using exponents. A graph of such a rate would appear not as a line, but as a curve that becomes steeper and steeper.
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|Noun||1.||exponential - a function in which an independent variable appears as an exponent|
|Adj.||1.||exponential - of or involving exponents; "exponential growth"|