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exponent

ex·po·nent

exponent

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk spo nihnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one that expounds or interprets.
The British physicist Stephen Hawking is an exponent of cosmological theories.
synonyms:
expositor, expounder
similar words:
advocate, spokesman, spokesperson, spokeswoman, upholder
definition 2: one that represents or advocates.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an exponent of women's rights in the U.S.
synonyms:
advocate, champion, representative, spokesman, spokesperson, spokeswoman, supporter, upholder
antonyms:
critic, opponent
similar words:
backer, defender, patron, proponent
definition 3: in mathematics, a symbol placed to the right of and above another, to denote the power to which the other is to be raised.
In the expression x2 + y2, 2 is the exponent of both x and y.
similar words:
logarithm
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