V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: describes a rate of increase that is extremely quick, appearing to grow by mathematical exponents

Synonyms: mathematically, numerically, rapidly, quickly, expeditiously

Antonyms: slowly, sluggishly

Tips: When learning the word exponential, think of the root word exponent, which in mathematics means "a number that indicates how many times another number should be multiplied by itself." Exponentially describes growth that moves quickly (as if the quantity is being increased by exponents). The related adjective exponential describes things with rapid growth.

Usage Examples:

The new advertising strategy is expected to increase sales exponentially. (rapidly, quickly)

After the boss quit, employee moral grew exponentially. (expeditiously, quickly, rapidly)

We are expecting exponential growth in profits this next year. (quick, rapid, mathematically and numerically significant) adjective

The number of homes with Internet connections has seen exponential growth over the last few years. (rapid, expeditious) adjective

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