Brilliant as an exponent of the virtues in Spenser, Dante, Chaucer, Lewis could not write his own poetry.
Whittier has always stood pre-eminently as the exponent of New England life, and for very natural reasons.
Afterward she had simply become in memory the exponent of an ideal.
For while in treasonable loyalty he had a thousand rivals, on the road he was the first exponent of the grand manner.
Pages with similar import can be cited from every exponent of Nationalism.
Gautier was never more definitely the exponent of romanticism than in saying "I am a man for whom the visible world exists."
If you are the exponent of your code, that code is good enough for me.
As an exponent of Plato he suffered from the fatal error of confounding Plato with the later Platonists.
Gee,” said that exponent of classic English, “spot the lieutenant with a skirt.
I was to marry Margaret, and freed from the need of making an income I was to come into politics—as an exponent of Baileyism.
1706, from Latin exponentem (nominative exponens), present participle of exponere "put forth" (see expound). A mathematical term at first; the sense of "one who expounds" is 1812. As an adjective, from 1580s.
A number or symbol, placed above and to the right of the expression to which it applies, that indicates the number of times the expression is used as a factor. For example, the exponent 3 in 53 indicates 5 × 5 × 5; the exponent x in (a + b)x indicates (a + b) multiplied by itself x times.
A number placed above and to the right of another number to show that it has been raised to a power. For example, 32 indicates that 3 has been raised to a power of 2, or multiplied by itself; 32 is equal to 9.