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English definition of “exponential”


adjective (NUMBER)    /ˌek.spəˈnen.ʃəl/ US  /-spoʊ-/ specialized
containing an exponent (= a number or sign that shows how many times another number is to be multiplied by itself): 64 is an exponential expression .Terms for numbers exponentially     /-i/ adverb formal Malthus wrote about the risks involved in the world's population increasing exponentially.Terms for numbers
(Definition of exponential adjective (NUMBER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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