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"exponent" in British English

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exponentnoun [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 offreetrade. 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.
(Definition of exponent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"exponent" in American English

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exponentnoun [C]

 us   /ɪkˈspoʊ·nənt, ˈek·spoʊ-/
someone who ​supports an ​idea, ​plan, or ​position: He was the ​leading exponent of the ​behavioralapproach to ​psychology.

exponentnoun [C]

 us   /ɪkˈspoʊ·nənt/
mathematics a ​number or ​sign that ​shows how many ​times another ​number is to be ​multiplied by itself
(Definition of exponent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"exponent" in Business English

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exponentnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɪkˈspəʊnənt/
a ​person who ​supports an ​idea or belief: an exponent of sth Adam Smith was an exponent of ​freetrade.
a ​person who ​performs an ​activity: an exponent of sth He is one of Japan's ​master exponents of the art of sushi.
a ​number or ​sign which ​shows how many ​times another ​number is to be ​multiplied by itself: In 6³ and y², 3 and 2 are the exponents.
(Definition of exponent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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