Exponentiation meaning

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The act of raising a quantity to a power.
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The mathematical operation of raising a number, quantity, etc. to a power.
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The act of raising a quantity to a power.
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(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.

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(mathematics, arithmetic, countable) A mathematical problem involving exponentiation.
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