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From Latin expōnēns, present participle of expōnō (to expose; to exhibit, display, set out; to explain), from ex- (out, away) + pōnō (to lay, place, put).



exponent (plural exponents)

  1. One who expounds, represents or advocates.
    • 1926, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Land of Mist[1]:
      Like attracts like," explained Mrs. Mailey, who was quite as capable an exponent as her husband.
    • 1997, Nancy Sherman, Making a Necessity of Virtue: Aristotle and Kant on Virtue, page 1:
      To think of Kant as an exponent of virtue may seem to some readers itself novel and not easily associated with the Kant familiar to discussions of justice and rights.
  2. (mathematics) The number by which a value (called the base) is said to be raised to a power in exponentiation: for example, the in .
    Synonym: power
  3. (mathematics, obsolete) The degree to which the root of a radicand is found, for example, the in .
    Synonyms: degree, power
  4. (linguistics) A manifestation of a morphosyntactic property.
    • 2015, Ruth Kramer, The Morphosyntax of Gender, page 83:
      However, there have been no examples presented of gender systems where the plain n triggers one exponent for gender agreement, and the male and female ns together trigger a different exponent.
  5. (computing) The part of a floating-point number that represents its exponent value.

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exponent m

  1. (mathematics) exponent (the power to which something is raised)
    Synonym: mocnitel
    V zápisu 1,45E10 je 1,45 mantisa a 10 exponent.(please add an English translation of this usage example)

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  • exponent in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • exponent in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989




  1. third-person plural future active indicative of expōnō



exponent c

  1. (mathematics) exponent


Declension of exponent 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative exponent exponenten exponenter exponenterna
Genitive exponents exponentens exponenters exponenternas