Meaning of EXPONENTIAL in English

|ekspə|nenchəl, -pō|- adjective

Etymology: exponent (II) + -i- + -al

1. : of or relating to an exponent : involving a variable exponent

an exponential expression

2. : approximately expressible by an exponential equation

exponential distribution

— used especially in indicating variation in which one variable factor depends upon another variable factor

culture is said to grow in an exponential manner; and the number of inventions is a function of the size of the cultural base — F.H.Hankins

• ex·po·nen·tial·ly -chəlē adverb

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.