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**exponential**(n = noun.linkdef) exponential function - a function in which an independent variable appears as an exponent;
is a kind of
function,
map,
mapping,
mathematical function,
single-valued function

Derived form adjective exponential

- Pertaining to exponents; involving variable exponents; as, an exponential expression; exponential calculus; an exponential function. [
*1913 Webster*] - changing over time in an exponential manner,
i. e. increasing or decreasing by a fixed ratio for each unit of time; as, exponential growth; exponential decay. [*PJC*]"**Exponential growth**is characteristic of bacteria and other living populations in circumstances where the conditions of growth are favorable, and all required nutrients are plentiful. For example, the bacteriumEscherichia coli in rich media may double in number every 20 minutes until one of the nutrients becomes exhausted or waste products begin to inhibit growth. Many fascinating thought experiments are proposed on the theme ofexponential growth . One may calculate, for example how long it would take the progeny of oneEscherichia coli to equal the mass of the known universe if it multiplied unimpeded at such a rate. The answer, assuming the equivalent of 1080 hydrogen atoms in the universe, is less than three days.Exponential increases in a quantity can be surprising, and this principle is often used by banks to make investment at a certain rate of interest seem to be very profitable over time.**Exponential decay**is exhibited by decay of radioactive materials and some chemical reactions (first order reactions), in which one-half of the initial quantity of radioactive element (or chemical substance) is lost for each lapse of a characteristic time called thehalf-life ." [*PJC*]

1 Math. of or indicated by a mathematical exponent.

2 (of an increase etc.) more and more rapid.

Idiom

exponential function Math. a function which increases as a quantity raised to a power determined by the variable on which the function depends. exponential growth Biol. a form of population growth in which the rate of growth is related to the number of individuals present.

Etymology

F exponentiel (as EXPONENT)

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