Definition of exponent noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    exponent

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ɪkˈspəʊnənt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈspoʊnənt//
     
     
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  1. 1a person who supports an idea, theory, etc. and persuades others that it is good synonym proponent She was a leading exponent of free trade during her political career Huxley was an exponent of Darwin’s theory of evolution.
  2. 2a person who is able to perform a particular activity with skill the most famous exponent of the art of mime
  3. 3(mathematics) a raised figure or symbol that shows how many times a quantity must be multiplied by itself, for example the figure 4 in a4
  4. Word Origin late 16th cent. (as an adjective in the sense ‘expounding’): from Latin exponent- ‘putting out’, from the verb exponere ‘expose, publish, explain’, from ex- ‘out’ + ponere ‘put’.Extra examples a leading exponent of the Japanese flute Huxley was an exponent of Darwin’s theory of evolution. She was a leading exponent of free trade during her political career.
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