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EXPONENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does exponent mean? 

EXPONENT (noun)
  The noun EXPONENT has 3 senses:

1. a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
2. someone who expounds and interprets or explains
3. a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself

  Familiarity information: EXPONENT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXPONENT (noun)


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Meaning:

A person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

advocate; advocator; exponent; proponent

Hypernyms ("exponent" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "exponent"):

ritualist (an advocate of strict observance of ritualistic forms)

republican (an advocate of a republic (usually in opposition to a monarchy))

protectionist (an advocate of protectionism)

presenter; sponsor (an advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a degree or an introduction etc.))

pro-lifer (an advocate of full legal protection for embryos and fetuses; someone opposed to legalized induced abortion)

Platonist (an advocate of Platonism)

partitionist (an advocate of partitioning a country)

ruralist (an advocate of rural living)

secessionist (an advocate of secessionism)

secularist (an advocate of secularism; someone who believes that religion should be excluded from government and education)

separationist; separatist (an advocate of secession or separation from a larger group (such as an established church or a national union))

interpreter; representative; spokesperson; voice (an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose)

suffragist (an advocate of the extension of voting rights (especially to women))

admirer; booster; champion; friend; protagonist; supporter (a person who backs a politician or a team etc.)

supremacist (a person who advocates the supremacy of some particular group or race over all others)

teleologist (advocate of teleology)

Thatcherite (an advocate of Thatcherism)

drumbeater; partisan; zealot (a fervent and even militant proponent of something)

nullifier (an advocate of nullification; someone who believes that a state can resist federal laws)

apologist; justifier; vindicator (a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution)

constitutionalist (an advocate of constitutional government)

Darwinian (an advocate of Darwinism)

democrat; populist (an advocate of democratic principles)

federalist (an advocate of federalism)

Gnostic (an advocate of Gnosticism)

humanist (an advocate of the principles of humanism)

ideologist; ideologue (an advocate of some ideology)

internationalist (an advocate of internationalism)

irredentist; irridentist (an advocate of irredentism)

isolationist (an advocate of isolationism in international affairs)

Jansenist (an advocate of Jansenism)

Maoist (an advocate of Maoism)

Marxist (an advocate of Marxism)

nationalist (an advocate of national independence of or a strong national government)

neoclassicist (an advocate of neoclassicism)

neutralist (an advocate of neutrality in international affairs)

unilateralist (an advocate of unilateralism)


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Meaning:

Someone who expounds and interprets or explains

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("exponent" is a kind of...):

intellect; intellectual (a person who uses the mind creatively)


Sense 3exponent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

exponent; index; power

Hypernyms ("exponent" is a kind of...):

mathematical notation (a notation used by mathematicians)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "exponent"):

degree (the highest power of a term or variable)

log; logarithm (the exponent required to produce a given number)


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