Saturday, 17 March 2012

word of the day:part nineteen | exponent


ex·po·nent [ɪkˈspəʊnənt]

1. One that expounds or interprets.
2. One that speaks for, represents, or advocates: Our senator is an exponent of free trade.
3. Abbr. exp Mathematics A number or symbol, as 3 in (x + y)3, placed to the right of and above another number, symbol, or expression, denoting the power to which that number, symbol, or expression is to be raised. Also called power.

[Latin expnns, expnent-, present participle of expnere, to expound; see expound.]

Expository; explanatory | adj.

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