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[ek-spoh-nen-shee-ey-shuh n, -spuh-] /ˌɛk spoʊˌnɛn ʃiˈeɪ ʃən, -spə-/
noun, Mathematics
the raising of a number to any given power.
Origin of exponentiation
1900-05; exponenti(al) + -ation, on model of substantiation, differentiation, etc. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for exponentiation
  • The exponentiation step is done to transform the coefficients from the semi log form to a linear form before adjusting the price.
  • Exponent in exponentiation must be integer or floating point.
exponentiation in Science
The act of raising a quantity to a power.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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