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## 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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