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See also: Exponent
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɛkˈspəʊnənt/, /ɪkˈkspəʊnənt/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɛkspoʊnənt/
- Hyphenation: ex‧po‧nent
exponent (plural exponents)
- One who expounds, represents or advocates.
- 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.
- (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
- (mathematics, obsolete) The degree to which the root of a radicand is found, for example, the in .
- 1711, [Jacques Ozanam]; Daniel Hilman, transl., “Abridgement of Algebra. Chapter I. Of Monomes.”, in M. Ozanam's Introduction to the Mathematicks or His Algebra: Wherein the Rudiments of that Most Useful Science are Made Plain to a Mean Capacity. Done out of French, London: Printed for R. Sare at Gray's-Inn-Gate in Holborn, OCLC 23617497, problem IV (“To Divide a Quantity by a Quantity”), page 9:
- A Power that hath neither the Signs or before it, is look'd upon as Affirmative, and if it be preceded by a Number that contains the Root ſought and its Exponent may be commenſured by the Exponent of the Root; namely for the Square Root by 2, for the Cube by 3, &c. it will contain the Root ſought.
- 1717, Philip Ronayne, “Of the Indices, or Exponents of Powers”, in A Treatise of Algebra in Two Books: The First Treating of the Arithmetical, and the Second of the Geometrical Part, book I, part V, London: Printed for W[illiam] Innys at the Prince's Arms in St. Paul's Church-Yard, OCLC 83267734, page 69:
- And univerſally the Exponent of the m Power, is m times the Exponent of the Root, and the Exponent of the m-Root (or Power) is times the Exponent of the Root.
- 1845, Dionysius Lardner, “Algebra”, in Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, and Henry John Rose, editors, Encyclopædia Metropolitana; or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge, on an Original Plan: Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings, volume I (Pure Sciences, volume 1), London: B. Fellowes [et al.], OCLC 20598255, page 534:
- The notation by which the root is expressed, is the mark called a radical, placed over the letter, with an exponent to the left indicating the order of the root.
- (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.
- (computing) The part of a floating-point number that represents its exponent value.
Terms derived from exponent
one who expounds, represents or advocates
(in mathematics) the power to which something is raised
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- (mathematics) exponent (the power to which something is raised)
- V zápisu 1,45E10 je 1,45 mantisa a 10 exponent. ― ?
- See póza
- exponent in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
- exponent in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
|Declension of exponent|