exponential ex‧po‧nen‧tial [ˌekspəˈnenʆl◂] adjective
ECONOMICS exponential growth/​increase/​rise etc a rate of growth that becomes faster and faster over time:

• Tropical diseases are becoming more common in affluent parts of the world due to an exponential increase in air travel during the past fifty years.

• The social security budget was rising at an exponential rate.

— exponentially adverb :

• Demand for eye tests from the over-60s is increasing exponentially.

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exponential UK US /ˌekspəʊˈnentʃəl/ adjective
becoming quicker and quicker: »

We are looking for exponential growth in our investment.


There has been an exponential increase in sales since the new advertising campaign began.

exponentially /ˌekspəˈnenʃəli/ US  /-spoʊ-/ adverb FORMAL

Our business is growing exponentially.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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