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exponent

noun [C] uk   /ɪkˈspəʊ.nənt/ us    /-ˈspoʊ-/

exponent noun [C] (PERSON)

a person who supports an idea or belief or performs an activity: Adam Smith was an exponent of free trade. Jacqueline du Pré was a leading exponent of the cello.

exponent noun [C] (NUMBER)

specialized mathematics a number or sign that shows how many times another number is to be multiplied by itself: In 64 and yn, 4 and n are the exponents.
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