the mathematical operation of raising a number, quantity, etc. to a power
The act of raising a quantity to a power.
(countable and uncountable, plural exponentiations)
- (mathematics, arithmetic, uncountable) The process of calculating a power by multiplying together a number of equal factors, where the exponent specifies the number of factors to multiply.
- In 54, the factors are all 5, the power is 4 and exponentiation gives the result 625.
- (mathematics, arithmetic, countable) A mathematical problem involving exponentiation.