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English definition of “exponent”

exponent

noun [C]     /ɪkˈspəʊnənt/
someone who supports a particular idea or belief, or performs a particular activity: The early exponents of votes for women suffered greatly.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protectingPerforming a functionFunctioning
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