# exponent

## Definitions

### General English

- noun a person who practises a certain
__belief__ or a certain art

### Accounting

- noun a number or variable placed to the upper right of a number or mathematical expression that indicates the number of times the number or expression is to be multiplied by itself, as in 2
^{3}, which equals 8

### Economics

- noun a number indicating how many times a base number is to be multiplied to produce a certain power. It is printed in small characters after the base number.

### Electronics

- A number indicating the power to which another number, the base, is raised. For example, in 2
^{8}, the __8__ is the exponent, and the 2 is the base. Also called power (3).

- noun somebody who argues in support of an idea

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