# 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

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