# exponent

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishexponentex‧po‧nent /ɪkˈspəʊnənt $ -ˈspoʊ-/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 BELIEVEan exponent of an idea, belief etc tries to explain it and persuade others that it is good or usefulexponent of 🔊 a leading exponent of desktop publishing2 EXAMPLEan exponent of a particular skill, idea, or activity is someone who is good at itexponent of 🔊 The most famous exponent of this approach to art was probably Charles Rennie Mackintosh.3 technicalHMN a sign written above and to the right of a number or letter to show how many times that quantity is to be multiplied by itself

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exponent• We could continue in this vein, since pragmatism is a rich theory of knowledge and Quine an electrifying exponent of it.• Aside from his deeds in the fifteen-a-side game, he was a noted exponent of sevens.• Finally we establish the so-called laws of exponents for positive integral powers.exponent of• the world's leading exponent of yoga• The poet Goethe is a supreme exponent of the Romantic response to nature.
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