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# exponent

## Definitions

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

• noun One that expounds or interprets.
• noun One that speaks for, represents, or advocates.
• noun Mathematics A number or symbol, as 3 in (x + y)3, placed to the right of and above another number, symbol, or expression, denoting the power to which that number, symbol, or expression is to be raised.

### from The Century Dictionary.

• Exemplifying; explicating.
• noun One who expounds or explains.
• noun One who or that which stands as an index or representative; one who or that which exemplifies or represents the principle or character of something: as, the leader of a party is the exponent of its principles.
• noun In algebra, a symbol placed above and at the right of another symbol (the base), to denote that the latter is to be raised to the power indicated by the former.
• noun A particular example illustrating the meaning of a general statement.

### from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

• noun (Alg.) A number, letter, or any quantity written on the right hand of and above another quantity, and denoting how many times the latter is repeated as a factor to produce the power indicated.
• noun One who, or that which, stands as an index or representative.
• noun one who explains, expounds, or interprets.
• noun [R.] the quotient arising when the antecedent is divided by the consequent; thus, 6 is the exponent of the ratio of 30 to 5.

• noun One who expounds, represents or advocates
• noun mathematics The power to which a number, symbol or expression is to be raised. For example, the 3 in x3.

• noun a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself
• noun someone who expounds and interprets or explains
• noun a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

## Etymologies

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin expōnēns, expōnent-, present participle of expōnere, to expound; see expound.]

## Examples

• June 23rd, 2006 at 4: 46 pm jealousofjeff says: nope jason pissant – exponent is what I meant. proponent is just a synonym. sort of like assclown is to pissant. assclown

• The short term exponent of about -1.5 is not too different from -5/3.

• Perhaps its best-known living exponent is Marshal Pétain.

• -- Or the question may be more unanswerably stated thus, Is _good_ superfluous as a word exponent of a _kind_?

Specimens of the Table Talk of Samuel Taylor Coleridge Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1803

• Picture of Shahenshah Baba the greatest Rafaee sword exponent ..

• One has to keep in mind that numbers increase very, very quickly as the superscript called the exponent increases.

The Edge of Evolution Michael J. Behe 2007

• One has to keep in mind that numbers increase very, very quickly as the superscript called the exponent increases.

The Edge of Evolution Michael J. Behe 2007

• One has to keep in mind that numbers increase very, very quickly as the superscript called the exponent increases.

The Edge of Evolution Michael J. Behe 2007

• One has to keep in mind that numbers increase very, very quickly as the superscript called the exponent increases.

The Edge of Evolution Michael J. Behe 2007

• Dear Freddy, the exponentially decreasing saturating formula is assuming that there is a universal value of the coefficient that I wrote as 1/200″ in the exponent, which is only reasonable if you study the absorption at one frequency.