# exponentiation

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## ex·po·nen·ti·a·tion

(ĕk′spə-nĕn′shē-ā′shən)*n.*

*Mathematics*

The act of raising a quantity to a power.

## exponentiation

(ˌɛkspəˌnɛnʃɪˈeɪʃən)*n*

(in a mathematical equation) the use of an exponent to raise the value of the base number to a power

## ex•po•nen•ti•a•tion

(ˌɛk spəˌnɛn ʃiˈeɪ ʃən)*n.*

the raising of a number to any given power.

[1900–05]

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Noun | 1. | exponentiation - the process of raising a quantity to some assigned powermathematical operation, mathematical process, operation - (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods; "the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation"; "they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic" |

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