Meaning of EXPONENT in English


n. & adj.


1. a person who favours or promotes an idea etc.

2 a representative or practitioner of an activity, profession, etc.

3 a person who explains or interprets something.

4 an executant (of music etc.).

5 a type or representative.

6 Math. a raised symbol or expression beside a numeral indicating how many times it is to be multiplied by itself (e.g. 2(3) 2 x 2 x 2).

--adj. that sets forth or interprets.

Etymology: L exponere (as EX-(1), ponere posit- put)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.