An example of an exponent is the mathematical term used to represent 4x4x4. In this case, the exponent would be three.
An example of an exponent is a teacher who convinces his students of the benefits of volunteering in the community.
Our senator is an exponent of free trade.
Origin of exponent
- Latin expōnēns expōnent- present participle of expōnere to expound expound
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition