Meaning of exponent
Pronunciation: (ik-spō'nunt or, esp. for 3, ek'spō-nunt), [key]
- a person or thing that expounds, explains, or interprets: an exponent of modern theory in the arts.
- a person or thing that is a representative, advocate, type, or symbol of something: Lincoln is an exponent of American democracy.
- a symbol or number placed above and after another symbol or number to denote the power to which the latter is to be raised:x, 2, y, and 3 are, respectively, n, m, 4, and 5. The exponents of the quantities
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