Meaning of EXPONENTIAL in English

EXPONENTIAL

/ ˌekspəˈnenʃl; NAmE / adjective

1.

( mathematics ) of or shown by an exponent :

2 4 is an exponential expression.

an exponential curve / function

2.

( formal ) ( of a rate of increase ) becoming faster and faster :

exponential growth / increase

►  ex·po·nen·ti·al·ly / -ʃəli; NAmE / adverb :

to increase exponentially

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WORD ORIGIN

early 18th cent.: from French exponentiel , from Latin exponere put out, from ex- out + ponere put.

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