# Definition of exponent

### Definitions

1. countable noun

2. countable noun

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### Definitions

noun

2. a person or thing that explains or interprets

4. Also called: power, index mathematics a number or variable placed as a superscript to the right of another number or quantity indicating the number of times the number or quantity is to be multiplied by itself

adjective

5. offering a declaration, explanation, or interpretation

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### Word origin of 'exponent'

C16: from Latin expōnere to set out, expound, from pōnere to set, place## exponent in American English (ɛkˈspoʊnənt ; ekspōnˈənt; ɪkˈspoʊnənt ; ikspōnˈənt; also, esp. for 4, ˈɛksˌpoʊnənt ; eksˈpōnˌənt)

### Definitions

adjective

1. explaining, interpreting, or expounding

noun

2. a person who sets forth, expounds, or promotes principles, methods, etc.

3. a person or thing that is an example or symbol (of something); representative

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## exponent in Electrical Engineering*Powered by* COBUILD (ɛkspoʊnənt)

Word forms: (regular plural) exponents

### Definitions

noun

(Electrical engineering: General) An exponent is the number indicating the power of a quantity.

⇒ It is common to encounter very small and very large numbers in electronics, and the
exponent indicates the number of decimal places to the right or left of the decimal point
in the number. ⇒ An exponent is the number of places the decimal must be moved, so where the exponent of 10 is
a positive number, move the decimal point to the right. ⇒ An exponent is the number indicating the power of a quantity.

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British English: exponent NOUN

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