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**Dictionary entry overview: What does exponential mean?**

• **EXPONENTIAL** (noun)

The noun **EXPONENTIAL** has 1 sense:

**1.** a function in which an independent variable appears as an exponent

*Familiarity information: EXPONENTIAL used as a noun is very rare.*

• **EXPONENTIAL** (adjective)

The adjective **EXPONENTIAL** has 1 sense:

**1.** of or involving exponents

*Familiarity information: EXPONENTIAL used as an adjective is very rare.*

**Dictionary entry details**

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**Meaning:**

A function in which an independent variable appears as an exponent

**Classified under:**

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

**Synonyms:**

exponential; exponential function

**Hypernyms ("exponential" is a kind of...):**

function; mathematical function (a mathematical relation such that each element of one set is associated with at least one element of another set)

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**Meaning:**

Of or involving exponents

**Classified under:**

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

**Context example:**

exponential growth

**Pertainym:**

exponent (a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself)

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