# Definition of 'exponential'

adjective

Exponential means growing or increasing very rapidly.

[formal]
The policy tried to check the exponential growth of public expenditure.

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adjective

1. mathematics

3.

of or involving an exponent or exponents

noun

5. mathematics

an exponential function, etc

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## Derived forms

exponentially (ˌexpoˈnentially) adverb

Word Frequency

## exponential in American English (ˌɛkspoʊˈnɛnʃəl ; eksˌpōnenˈshəl; ˌɛkspoʊˈnɛntʃəl ; eksˌpōnenˈchəl)

adjective

1. Ancient Mathematics

a.

of or relating to an exponent

2.

of or increasing by extraordinary proportions

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## Derived forms

exponentially (ˌexpoˈnentially) adverb

## Example sentences containing 'exponential'

A Short Guide to Writing About Science (1995) An Introduction to Community Health (1995)

Such is the power of exponential growth.

Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is also a place of exponential growth.

The Times Literary Supplement (2010) The Broken God (1993)The exponential growth in mobile banking usage and contactless payments suggests that consensus may not last much longer.

Times, Sunday Times (2015) The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990)As the process began its exponential growth, so sport changed and changed again to make itself more entertaining.

Times, Sunday Times (2010)Otherwise if the exponential rise were to reach infinity, there would not be space or food to sustain life.

EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)It presides over an exponential increase in our laws, with thousands unused and lying on the statute books until required.

Times, Sunday Times (2007)The secret is exponential growth.

Christianity Today (2000)The exponential growth of the use of money-making premium phone lines for various purposes has always had the stench of swindle about it.

Times, Sunday Times (2007)With them came an exponential increase in the use of the ubiquitous plastic carrier bag: more than three billion are handed out each day.

Times, Sunday Times (2008) Growth, being exponential in nature, will rapidly swamp the essentially linear savings by efficiency gains.

Times, Sunday Times (2009)This pattern, which mathematicians call an exponential curve, was to become a basic feature of the online world.

DOT.CON (2001)They delivered emergency aid to the camps, not to stricken neighbourhoods, thereby ensuring the exponential growth of those camps.

Times, Sunday Times (2012)Their involvement has helped keep the entrepreneur's feet on the ground as the company experienced exponential growth over the past 10 years.

Times, Sunday Times (2015)Lawyers follow money, as sure as night follows day, and there has been an exponential increase in money in and around the
game in recent years.

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