[ek-spoh-nen-shuh l, -spuh-] /ˌɛk spoʊˈnɛn ʃəl, -spə-/
of or relating to an exponent or exponents.
rising or expanding at a steady and usually rapid rate:
a city experiencing exponential growth.
(maths) (of a function, curve, series, or equation) of, containing, or involving one or more numbers or quantities raised to an exponent, esp ex
(maths) raised to the power of e, the base of natural logarithms exp
of or involving an exponent or exponents
(informal) very rapid
(maths) an exponential function, etc
1704, from exponent + -al (1). As a noun, from 1784. Related: Exponentially.
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.
[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.
- Export reject
noun 1. an article that fails to meet a standard of quality required for export and that is sold on the home market