# exponential growth

## Definitions

### General Science

- noun a type of growth rate of a population which varies in proportion to the number of individuals present: at first the growth rate is slow, then it rapidly increases,
__theoretically__to infinity, but in practice it__falls__off as the population exhausts its food, accumulates__poisonous__waste, etc.

### Electronics

- An increase in a
__quantity__, such as radiation or charge, whose rate of change follows an exponential function. Also called exponential increase, or__logarithmic growth__. - synonymexponential increase