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# Exponential

[ek-spoh-nen-shuh l, -spuh-] /ˌɛk spoʊˈnɛn ʃəl, -spə-/

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/
1.
(maths) (of a function, curve, series, or equation) of, containing, or involving one or more numbers or quantities raised to an exponent, esp ex
2.
(maths) raised to the power of e, the base of natural logarithms exp
3.
of or involving an exponent or exponents
4.
(informal) very rapid
noun
5.
(maths) an exponential function, etc

1704, from exponent + -al (1). As a noun, from 1784. Related: Exponentially.
exponential
(ěk’spə-něn’shəl)
Relating to a mathematical expression containing one or more exponents. ◇ Something is said to increase or decrease exponentially if its rate of change must be expressed using exponents. A graph of such a rate would appear not as a straight line, but as a curve that continually becomes steeper or shallower.

1. A function which raises some given constant (the “base”) to the power of its argument. I.e.
f x = b^x
If no base is specified, e, the base of natural logarthims, is assumed.
2. exponential-time algorithm.
(1995-04-27)

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• Exponential-curve

noun 1. the graph of an equation of the form y = bax , where a and b are positive constants.

• Exponential distribution

noun 1. (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

• Exponentially

[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 […]

• Exporter

[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 […]

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