exponent

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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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).

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NounEdit

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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Other terms used in arithmetic operations:

Advanced hyperoperations: tetration, pentation, hexation


CzechEdit

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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. (In the notation 1.45E10, 1.45 is the mantissa and 10 the exponent.)(please add an English translation of this usage example)

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Further readingEdit

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

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin expōnēns. The sense “typical representative” is from English exponent.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌɛks.poːˈnɛnt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ex‧po‧nent
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

NounEdit

exponent m (plural exponenten)

  1. (mathematics) exponent (number by which a base is raised to a power)
  2. exponent; someone or something that characterically represents or advocates something, typical representative or advocate

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expōnent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of expōnō

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Exponent or Latin exponens.

NounEdit

exponent m (plural exponenți)

  1. exponent

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SlovakEdit

NounEdit

exponent m (genitive singular exponenta, nominative plural exponenty, genitive plural exponentov, declension pattern of dub)

  1. (mathematics) exponent

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Further readingEdit

  • exponent in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

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exponent c

  1. (mathematics) exponent

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