Meaning of EXPONENT in English

EXPONENT

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɪkspoʊnənt ]

( exponents)

1.

An exponent of an idea, theory, or plan is a person who supports and explains it, and who tries to persuade other people that it is a good idea. ( FORMAL )

...a leading exponent of test-tube baby techniques.

= advocate

N-COUNT : usu N of n

2.

An exponent of a particular skill or activity is a person who is good at it.

...the great exponent of expressionist dance, Kurt Jooss.

N-COUNT : with supp

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