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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exponential  \Ex`po*nen"tial\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  exponentiel.] 
  Pertaining  to  exponents;  involving  variable  exponents;  as  an 
  exponential  expression;  exponential  calculus;  an  exponential 
  function. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exponential 
  adj  :  of  or  involving  exponents;  "exponential  growth" 
  n  :  a  function  in  which  an  independent  variable  appears  as  an 
  exponent  [syn:  {exponential  function}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  exponential 
 
  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 
  logarthim}s,  is  assumed. 
 
  2.    {exponential-time  algorithm}. 
 
  (1995-04-27) 
 
 




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