exponential
adjective Date: 1704 1. of or relating to an exponent 2. involving a variable in an exponent <
10x is an exponential expression
>
3. expressible or approximately expressible by an exponential function; especially characterized by or being an extremely rapid increase (as in size or extent) <
an exponential growth rate
>
exponentially adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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