- The definition of exponential refers to a large number in smaller terms, or something that is increasing at a faster and faster rate.
- An example of exponential is 25 being shown as 5x5.
- An example of exponential is the erosion that is happening on the Holderness coast in eastern England.
exponential definition by Webster's New World
- of or relating to an exponent
- involving a variable or unknown quantity as an exponent
- of or increasing by extraordinary proportions
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- exponentially adverb
exponential definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- Of or relating to an exponent.
- Mathematics a. Containing, involving, or expressed as an exponent.b. Expressed in terms of a designated power of e, the base of natural logarithms.
- exˌpo·nenˈtial·ly adverb
exponential - Science Definition
Relating to a mathematical expression containing one or more exponents. ♦ Something is said to increase or decrease exponentially if its rate of change must be expressed using exponents. A graph of such a rate would appear not as a straight line, but as a curve that continually becomes steeper or shallower.