- n. The growth in the value of a quantity, in which the rate of growth is proportional to the instantaneous value of the quantity; for example, when the value has doubled, the rate of increase will also have doubled. The rate may be positive or negative.
- n. by extension, proscribed Very rapid growth.
“Plotted out on graph paper, exponential growth is parabolic.”
“Plotted out on semi-logarithmic graph paper, exponential growth results in a straight line.”
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An extract from the "Zold Tolmacs" project, a HU-EN environmental dictionary compiled by Robert Gulyas in 2000.
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