Meaning of EXPONENTIAL in English

— exponentially , adv.

/ek'spoh nen"sheuhl, -speuh-/ , adj.

1. of or pertaining to an exponent or exponents.

2. Math.

a. of or pertaining to the constant e.

b. (of an equation) having one or more unknown variables in one or more exponents.


3. Math.

a. the constant e raised to the power equal to a given expression, as e 3x , which is the exponential of 3 x.

b. any positive constant raised to a power.

[ 1695-1705; EXPONENT + -IAL ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .