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"exponential" in British English

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exponentialadjective

uk   /ˌek.spəˈnen.ʃəl/  us   /-spoʊ-/

exponential adjective (INCREASE)

formal An exponential ​rate of ​increasebecomesquicker and ​quicker as the thing that ​increasesbecomeslarger: We are ​looking for exponential growth in ​ourinvestment. There has been an exponential increase in the ​worldpopulation this ​century.

exponential adjective (NUMBER)

specialized mathematics 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.
exponentially
adverb uk   us   /-i/ formal
Malthus ​wrote about the ​risksinvolved in the world's ​population increasing exponentially.
(Definition of exponential from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"exponential" in American English

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exponentialadjective

 /ˌek·spəˈnen·ʃəl/
exponential equation mathematics An exponential ​equation is an equation (= ​mathematicalstatement) in which the variable (= ​letter or ​symbol)appears in an ​exponent.
(Definition of exponential from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"exponential" in Business English

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exponentialadjective

uk   us   /ˌekspəʊˈnentʃəl/
becoming quicker and quicker: We are looking for exponential ​growth in our ​investment. There has been an exponential ​increase in ​sales since the new ​advertisingcampaign began.
exponentially
adverb /ˌekspəˈnenʃəli/  us /-spoʊ-/ formal
Our ​business is ​growing exponentially.
(Definition of exponential from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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