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exponential

## exponential

```  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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