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exponential function

noun, Mathematics
1.
the function y = ex .
2.
any function of the form y = bax , where a and b are positive constants.
3.
any function in which a variable appears as an exponent and may also appear as a base, as y = x 2 x .
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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