(statistics) a continuous single-parameter distribution used esp when making statements about the length of life of certain materials or waiting times between randomly occurring events. Its density function is p(x) = λe–λx for positive λ and nonnegative x, and it is a special case of the gamma distribution
[ek-spoh-nen-shuh l, -spuh-] /ˌɛk spoʊˈnɛn ʃəl, -spə-/ adjective 1. of or relating to an exponent or exponents. 2. Mathematics. 3. rising or expanding at a steady and usually rapid rate: a city experiencing exponential growth. noun 4. Mathematics. /ˌɛkspəʊˈnɛnʃəl/ adjective 1. (maths) (of a function, curve, series, or equation) of, containing, or involving one or […]
[verb ik-spawrt, -spohrt, ek-spawrt, -spohrt; noun, adjective ek-spawrt, -spohrt] /verb ɪkˈspɔrt, -ˈspoʊrt, ˈɛk spɔrt, -spoʊrt; noun, adjective ˈɛk spɔrt, -spoʊrt/ verb (used with object) 1. to ship (commodities) to other countries or places for sale, exchange, etc. 2. to send or transmit (ideas, institutions, etc.) to another place, especially to another country. 3. Computers. to […]
- Export-Import Bank
[ek-spawrt-im-pawrt, ek-spohrt-im-pohrt] /ˈɛk spɔrtˈɪm pɔrt, ˈɛk spoʊrtˈɪm poʊrt/ noun 1. a U.S. federal bank, established in 1934, that is authorized, in the interest of promoting foreign trade, to make loans to foreign governments and commercial enterprises, with the provision that such funds be used only to purchase U.S. goods.
- Export quota
A restriction imposed by a government on the amount or number of goods or services that may be exported within a given period, usually with the intent of keeping prices of those goods or services low for domestic users.