Definition of Exponent

1. Noun. A person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea.




2. Noun. Someone who expounds and interprets or explains.
Generic synonyms: Intellect, Intellectual
Derivative terms: Expound

3. Noun. A mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself.
Exact synonyms: Index, Power
Specialized synonyms: Degree, Log, Logarithm
Generic synonyms: Mathematical Notation
Derivative terms: Exponential

Definition of Exponent

1. n. A number, letter, or any quantity written on the right hand of and above another quantity, and denoting how many times the latter is repeated as a factor to produce the power indicated

Definition of Exponent

1. Noun. One who expounds, represents or advocates ¹

2. Noun. (mathematics) The power to which a number, symbol or expression is to be raised. For example, the 3 in ''x''3. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Exponent

1. one who expounds [n -S] - See also: expounds

Medical Definition of Exponent

1. 1. A number, letter, or any quantity written on the right hand of and above another quantity, and denoting how many times the latter is repeated as a factor to produce the power indicated. Thus a^2 denotes the second power, and a^n the xth power, of a (2 and x being the exponents). A fractional exponent, or index, is used to denote the root of a quantity. Thus, a^1/3 denotes the third or cube root of a. 2. One who, or that which, stands as an index or representative; as, the leader of a party is the exponent of its principles. Exponent of a ratio, the quotient arising when the antecedent is divided by the consequent; thus, 6 is the exponent of the ratio of 30 to 5. Origin: L. Exponens, -entis, p. Pr. Of exponere to put out, set forth, expose. See Expound. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Exponent

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1. College Algebra by Webster Wells (1890)
"POSITIVE INTEGRAL exponent. 442. The. Binomial Theorem is a formula by means of ... The exponent of a in the first term is the same as the exponent of the ..."

2. Elements of Geometry by Adrien Marie Legendre (1825)
"exponent in the dividend and divisor, we shall find zero to be the exponent ... We may then omit writing the letters which have zero for their exponent, ..."

3. Elements of Algebra by George Albert Wentworth (1884)
"The meaning of a fractional exponent is at once suggested, by observing that the division of an exponent, when the resulting quotient is integral, ..."

4. Elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus: With Examples and by James Morford Taylor, William Christ (1889)
"The differential of a variable affected ivith any constant exponent is the j)roduct of the exponent, the variable with its exponent diminished by one, ..."

5. Elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus by William Anthony Granville (1904)
"Differentiation of a variable with a constant exponent. If the n factors in VI are each equal to v, we get dx(V) dx - = n -- vu .-. ..."

6. Elements of Algebra by Silvestre François Lacroix (1831)
"We may then omit writing the letters which have zero for their exponent, since each of them signifies nothing but unity. Thus a3 b c2 divided by a2 b c2, ..."

7. Elements of the Integral Calculus: With a Key to the Solution of by William Elwood Byerly (1892)
"To find what interpretation must be given to a zero exponent, let m =0 in the ... That is; a symbol of operation with the exponent zero has no effect on the ..."

8. An Introduction to Algebra: Being the First Part of A Course of Mathematics by Jeremiah Day, Anthony Dumond Stanley (1857)
"If n be put =1, the exponent — —m, a. positive whole number. And A=m, the co-efficient of the second term. /" B=»i( — — ) of the third term. ..."

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