Meaning of EXPONENT
Pronunciation:   ik'spownunt



WordNet Dictionary 

 Definition:  
 [n] a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself
 [n] someone who expounds and interprets or explains
 [n] a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea


EXPONENT is a 8 letter word that starts with E. 
 Synonyms:   advocate, advocator, index, power, proponent 

 See Also:   admirer, apologist, booster, champion, constitutionalist, Darwinian, degree, democrat, federalist, friend, gnostic, human, humanist, ideologist, ideologue, individual, intellect, intellectual, internationalist, interpreter, irredentist, irridentist, isolationist, Jansenist, justifier, log, logarithm, Maoist, Marxist, mathematical notation, mortal, nationalist, neoclassicist, neutralist, nullifier, partisan, partitionist, person, Platonist, populist, presenter, prolifer, protagonist, protectionist, representative, republican, ritualist, ruralist, secessionist, secularist, separatist, somebody, someone, soul, spokesperson, sponsor, suffragist, supporter, supremacist, teleologist, Thatcherite, unilateralist, vindicator, voice, zealot  
Webster's 1913 Dictionary 

 Definition:   \Ex*po"nent\, n. [L. exponens, entis, p. pr. of
exponere to put out, set forth, expose. See {Expound}.]
1. (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;
Note: thus a^{2} denotes the second power, and a^{n} the xth
power, of a (2 and x being the exponents). A fractional
exponent, or index, is used to denote the root of a
quantity. Thus, a^{1/3} denotes the third or cube root
of a.
2. One who, or that which, stands as an index or
representative; as, the leader of a party is the exponent
of its principles.
{Exponent of a ratio}, the quotient arising when the
antecedent is divided by the consequent; thus, 6 is the
exponent of the ratio of 30 to 5. [R.]


Computing Dictionary 

 Definition:   (Or "characteristic") The part of a floatingpoint number specifying the power of ten by which the mantissa should be multiplied. In the common notation, e.g. 3.1E8, the exponent is 8. 

Thesaurus Terms 

 Related Terms:   abettor, admirer, advocate, aficionado, allegorist, alter ego, alternate, amicus curiae, angel, annotator, apologist, attorney, backer, backup, backup man, booster, buff, case, case in point, champion, cicerone, clarifier, commentator, critic, cross section, cryptanalyst, cryptographer, cryptologist, decoder, defender, definer, demonstration, demonstrator, demythologizer, dependence, deputy, diaskeuast, dragoman, dummy, editor, emblem, embodiment, emendator, emender, encourager, endorser, euhemerist, example, executive officer, exegesist, exegete, exegetist, exemplar, exemplification, explainer, explanation, explicator, expositor, expounder, fan, favorer, figurehead, friend at court, gobetween, guide, hermeneut, illustration, instance, interpreter, lexicographer, lieutenant, locum, locum tenens, lover, Maecenas, mainstay, maintainer, metaphrast, object lesson, oneirocritic, paranymph, paraphrast, partisan, patron, pinch hitter, pleader, procurator, promoter, proponent, protagonist, proxy, relevant instance, reliance, representation, representative, scholiast, second, second in command, secondary, seconder, sectary, sider, specimen, sponsor, stalwart, standby, standin, substitute, support, supporter, surrogate, sustainer, symbol, sympathizer, textual critic, translator, type, typical example, typification, understudy, upholder, utility man, vicar, vicar general, vice, vicegerent, votary, wellwisher 
 

