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Word of the Day 03/08/17 Exponent

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Exponent (noun)
exponent [ik-spoh-nuh nt, ek-spoh-nuh nt]


noun
1. a person or thing that expounds, explains, or interprets: an exponent of modern theory in the arts.
2. a person or thing that is a representative, advocate, type, or symbol of something: Lincoln is an exponent of American democracy.
3. Mathematics. a symbol or number placed above and after another symbol or number to denote the power to which the latter is to be raised: The exponents of the quantities xn, 2m, y 4 , and 3 5 are, respectively, n, m, 4, and 5.

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1. supporter, champion, proponent, promoter.
2. embodiment, personification.

Origin: 1575-85; < Latin expōnent- (stem of expōnēns), present participle of expōnere to expound; see -ent

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