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# exponent

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## CIDE DICTIONARY

exponentn. [L. exponens, -entis, p. pr. of exponere to put out, set forth, expose. See Expound.].
•  A number, letter, or any quantity written on the right hand of and above another quantity, and denoting how many times the latter is repeated as a factor to produce the power indicated
"thus a2 denotes the second power, and ax the xth power, of a (2 and x being the exponents). A fractional exponent, or index, is used to denote the root of a quantity. Thus, a denotes the third or cube root of a."  [1913 Webster]
•  One who, or that which, stands as an index or representative; as, the leader of a party is the exponent of its principles.  [1913 Webster]
•  one who explains, expounds, or interprets.  [PJC]
Exponent of a ratio, the quotient arising when the antecedent is divided by the consequent; thus, 6 is the exponent of the ratio of 30 to 5. [R.]

## OXFORD DICTIONARY

--n.
1 a person who favours or promotes an idea etc.
2 a representative or practitioner of an activity, profession, etc.
3 a person who explains or interprets something.
4 an executant (of music etc.).
5 a type or representative.
6 Math. a raised symbol or expression beside a numeral indicating how many times it is to be multiplied by itself (e.g. 2(3) = 2 x 2 x 2).
--adj. that sets forth or interprets.

Etymology
L exponere (as EX-(1), ponere posit- put)

## THESAURUS

### exponent

Maecenas, abettor, admirer, advocate, aficionado, allegorist, alter ego, alternate, amicus curiae, angel, annotator, apologist, attorney, backer, backup, backup man, booster, buff, case, case in point, champion, cicerone, clarifier, commentator, critic, cross section, cryptanalyst, cryptographer, cryptologist, decoder, defender, definer, demonstration, demonstrator, demythologizer, dependence, deputy, diaskeuast, dragoman, dummy, editor, emblem, embodiment, emendator, emender, encourager, endorser, euhemerist, example, executive officer, exegesist, exegete, exegetist, exemplar, exemplification, explainer, explanation, explicator, expositor, expounder, fan, favorer, figurehead, friend at court, go-between, guide, hermeneut, illustration, instance, interpreter, lexicographer, lieutenant, locum, locum tenens, lover, mainstay, maintainer, metaphrast, object lesson, oneirocritic, paranymph, paraphrast, partisan, patron, pinch hitter, pleader, procurator, promoter, proponent, protagonist, proxy, relevant instance, reliance, representation, representative, scholiast, second, second in command, secondary, seconder, sectary, sider, specimen, sponsor, stalwart, stand-in, standby, substitute, support, supporter, surrogate, sustainer, symbol, sympathizer, textual critic, translator, type, typical example, typification, understudy, upholder, utility man, vicar, vicar general, vice, vicegerent, votary, well-wisher

## ROGET THESAURUS

### Number

N number, symbol, numeral, figure, cipher, digit, integer, counter, round number, formula, function, series, sum, difference, complement, subtrahend, product, multiplicand, multiplier, multiplicator, coefficient, multiple, dividend, divisor, factor, quotient, submultiple, fraction, rational number, surd, irrational number, transcendental number, mixed number, complex number, complex conjugate, numerator, denominator, decimal, circulating decimal, repetend, common measure, aliquot part, prime number, prime, relative prime, prime factor, prime pair, reciprocal, totient, binary number, octal number, hexadecimal number, permutation, combination, variation, election, ratio, proportion, comparison, progression, arithmetical progression, geometrical progression, harmonical progression, percentage, permilage, figurate numbers, pyramidal numbers, polygonal numbers, power, root, exponent, index, logarithm, antilogarithm, modulus, base, differential, integral, fluxion, fluent, numeral, complementary, divisible, aliquot, reciprocal, prime, relatively prime, fractional, decimal, figurate, incommensurable, proportional, exponential, logarithmic, logometric, differential, fluxional, integral, totitive, positive, negative, rational, irrational, surd, radical, real, complex, imaginary, finite, infinite, impossible, numerically, modulo.

### Interpreter

N interpreter, expositor, expounder, exponent, explainer, demonstrator, scholiast, commentator, annotator, metaphrast, paraphrast, glossarist, prolocutor, spokesman, speaker, mouthpiece, dragoman, courier, valet de place, cicerone, showman, oneirocritic, (Edipus, oracle).

### Information

N information, enlightenment, acquaintance, knowledge, publicity, data, communication, intimation, notice, notification, enunciation, annunciation, announcement, communiqu_e, representation, round robin, presentment, case, estimate, specification, report, advice, monition, news, return, account, statement, mention, acquainting, instruction, outpouring, intercommunication, communicativeness, informant, authority, teller, intelligencer, reporter, exponent, mouthpiece, informer, eavesdropper, delator, detective, sleuth, mouchard, spy, newsmonger, messenger, amicus curiae, valet de place, cicerone, pilot, guide, guidebook, handbook, vade mecum, manual, map, plan, chart, gazetteer, itinerary, hint, suggestion, innuendo, inkling, whisper, passing word, word in the ear, subaudition, cue, byplay, gesture, gentle hint, broad hint, verbum sapienti, a word to the wise, insinuation, information theory, bit, byte, word, doubleword, quad word, paragraph, segment, magnetic media, paper medium, optical media, random access memory, RAM, read-only memory, ROM, write once read mostly memory, WORM, informed, communique, reported, published, expressive, explicit plain spoken, (artless), nuncupative, nuncupatory, declaratory, expository, enunciative, communicative, communicatory, from information received, a little bird told me, I heard it through the grapevine.