exponent
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ɛkˈspəʊnənt/, /ɪkˈkspəʊnənt/
  • (GA) enPR: ĕk'spōnənt, IPA: /ˈɛkspoʊnənt/
Noun

exponent (plural exponents)

  1. One who expounds, represents or advocates.
  2. (mathematics) The number by which a value (called the base) is said to be raised to a power in exponentiation: for example, the 3 in 2^3=8.
    Synonyms: power
  3. (mathematics, obsolete) The degree to which the root of a radicand is found, for example, the 2 in \sqrt[2]r=b.
    Synonyms: degree, power
  4. (linguistics) A manifestation of a morphosyntactic property.
  5. (computing) The part of a floating-point number that represents its exponent value.
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