Exponent - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈspoʊnənt|  American pronunciation of the word exponent
Brit.  |ɪkˈspəʊnənt|  British pronunciation of the word exponent


- a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea (syn: advocate, advocator, proponent)
- someone who expounds and interprets or explains
- a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself (syn: index, power)


She has become one of America's foremost exponents of the romantic style in interior design.

The exponent 3 in 103 indicates 10 x 10 x 10.

Huxley was an exponent of Darwin's theory of evolution.

Theobald as a plodding antiquarian, was an excellent exponent of dullness.

The most famous exponent of this approach to art was probably Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

a leading exponent of desktop publishing

...a major exponent of naturalism, Theodore Dreiser depicted life's harsh realities unflinchingly and without moral judgment...

Word forms

singular: exponent
plural: exponents
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