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Pronunciation:  `ekspow'nenshul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a function in which an independent variable appears as an exponent
  2. [adj]  of or involving exponents; "exponential growth"

EXPONENTIAL is a 11 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: exponential function
 See Also: function, mathematical function



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex`po*nen"tial\, a. [Cf. F. exponentiel.]
Pertaining to exponents; involving variable exponents; as, an
exponential expression; exponential calculus; an exponential

{Exponential curve}, a curve whose nature is defined by means
   of an exponential equation.

{Exponential equation}, an equation which contains an
   exponential quantity, or in which the unknown quantity
   enters as an exponent.

{Exponential quantity} (Math.), a quantity whose exponent is
   unknown or variable, as a^{x}.

{Exponential series}, a series derived from the development
   of exponential equations or quantities.

Computing Dictionary

1. A function which raises some given constant (the "base") to the power of its argument. I.e.

        f x = b^x

If no base is specified, e, the base of natural logarthims, is assumed.

2. exponential-time algorithm.

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