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exponent

noun [C] (PERSON)    /ɪkˈspəʊ.nənt/ US  /-ˈspoʊ-/
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.Supporters, members and defendersBelievers and non-believers
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