### What does **exponential** mean?

# Definitions for exponential

ˌɛk spəˈnɛn ʃəlex·po·nen·tial

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### Princeton's WordNet

exponential, exponential functionadjective

a function in which an independent variable appears as an exponent

exponentialadjective

of or involving exponents

"exponential growth"

### GCIDE

Exponentialadjective

changing over time in an exponential manner, i. e. increasing or decreasing by a fixed ratio for each unit of time; as, exponential growth; exponential decay.

### Wiktionary

exponentialnoun

Any function that has an exponent as an independent variable.

exponentialadjective

Relating to an exponent.

exponentialadjective

Expressed in terms of a power of e.

exponentialadjective

In modern English, used to describe a large quantity of an object or objects.

### Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

Exponentialadjective

Exponential curves are such as partake both of the nature of algebraick and transcendental ones. They partake of the former, because they consist of a finite number of terms, though those terms themselves are indeterminate; and they are in some measure transcendental, because they cannot be algebraically constructed. John Harris

**Etymology:**from*exponent.*

### ChatGPT

exponential

Exponential refers to a growth or decay at a rate which is proportionate to the current state or value. In mathematics, it typically refers to a function or an equation, in which the variable is an exponent, or the usage of a constant base raised to a power or exponent. This term can be used in various contexts to describe a rapid increase or decrease or a phenomenon that is repeatedly multiplied.

### Webster Dictionary

Exponentialadjective

pertaining to exponents; involving variable exponents; as, an exponential expression; exponential calculus; an exponential function

**Etymology:**[Cf. F. exponentiel.]

### Usage in printed sources**From:**

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### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of exponential in Chaldean Numerology is:

**4**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of exponential in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**9**

### Examples of exponential in a Sentence

Obviously it would mean an increase - an

**exponential**increase.The current environment represents a winding back of the overly bullish expectations of both commodity demand and Chinese growth – to a more balanced expectation of progressive, not

**exponential**, growth.The potential goes way beyond automating repetitive tasks, but even in a contact center, the remaining humans don’t have to fear for their jobs just yet. Amelia is not replacing them right now. But it could be coming soon. Just a few short years ago, the experts at MIT were predicting we would never have a driverless car, and now Google has them on the road. The pace of change is so rapid—almost

**exponential**—that even though Amelia is not yet really operational in too many situations, she’s learning very quickly and the landscape two years from now could be completely different.We are picking segments where top line growth is

**exponential**, large enterprises are not going to stop spending on security software. This spending growth is not going away.We’ve had people call us afterwards or send us emails with pictures of their adopted dogs saying, ‘thank you for the referral,’ it’s definitely

**exponential**in its reach of adoptive homes.

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- الأسيArabic
- експоненциаленBulgarian
- exponentiellGerman
- εκθετικόςGreek
- eksponentaEsperanto
- exponencialSpanish
- نماییPersian
- אקספוננציאלי, מעריכיHebrew
- घातीयHindi
- exponenciálisHungarian
- ցուցիչArmenian
- eksponensialIndonesian
- esponenzialeItalian
- 指数関数的Japanese
- ಘಾತೀಯKannada
- 지수Korean
- exponentialiumLatin
- exponentieelDutch
- eksponentiellNorwegian
- wykładniczyPolish
- exponencialPortuguese
- exponențialăRomanian
- экспоненциа́льный, экспоненциальныйRussian
- அதிவேகமானTamil
- số mũVietnamese
- עקספּאָונענשאַלYiddish
- 指数的Chinese

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