exponential growth


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.


  • 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