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exponent

Pronunciation: /ɪkˈspəʊnənt/

Translation of exponent in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 (of idea, theory) defensor, (masculine, feminine), partidario, (masculine, feminine); (of art style) exponente (masculine and feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Readers of this column will be aware, I am sure, that I have been a big exponent of the idea of a winter break in the past.
    • The recently deceased Lord was the main exponent of the idea that aid did not work.
    • Verdi is an exponent of the same ideas, the same sense of statecraft.
  • 2 [Mathematics/Matemáticas] exponente (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • He was one of the first to use exponents to represent powers and he used mathematics as a model for the natural sciences.
    • Such power laws with exponents close to 2 have been shown for several biopolymers, where the polymer concentration corresponds to that of gel preparation.
    • Although we now think of logarithms as the exponents to which one must raise the base to get the required number, this is a modern way of thinking.

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