Definition of exponent :
1. A number, letter, or any quantity written on the right hand of and above another quantity, and denoting how many times the latter is repeated as a factor to produce the power indicated
2. One who, or that which, stands as an index or representative; as, the leader of a party is the exponent of its principles.
indicator, representative, business leader, decimal place, true believer, mightiness, index finger, promoter, computational, ideologue, might, counselor-at-law, gospeler, forefinger, follower, proponent, maestro, protagonist, king, supporter, past master, sponsor, counselor, pleader, apostle, counsel, countdown, queen, deviation, force, high priest, average, espouser, master, tub-thumper, prodigy, major power, great power, booster, interpreter, big businessman, calculation, abacus, adherent, approximation, superpower, advocator, friend, best, old hand, indicant, specimen, office, binomial, magnate, expounder, hierophant, superman, baron, world power, guru, top executive, backer, white knight, champion, counsellor, ability, paladin, sympathizer, herald, artist, mogul, powerfulness, example, advocate, practitioner, tycoon, type, index number
mathematics (part of speech: noun)
geometry, algorithm, integral, differential calculus, dividend, reciprocal, numerator, multiplicand, root, algebra, trigonometry, arithmetic, denominator, radix, coefficient, square root, cube, logarithm, quadratics, antilogarithm, minuend, calculus, multiplier, divisor, subtrahend, fraction, increment, factor, quotient, formula, multiplicator, cube root, modulus, power, multiple, index
- And he was far from being an exponent to stern British morality. - "Superwomen", Albert Payson Terhune.
- Well, we are each, don't you think, to write a letter, as sensible, honest, and piquant as we can make it, historic, sentimental, poetic, or otherwise, as we please, so that it be the honest exponent of our views. - "Ester Ried", Pansy (aka. Isabella M. Alden).
- His language, too, was not only less refined and flowing, but also less scientifically correct, than that of his distinguished exponent and successor. - "Leading Articles on Various Subjects", Hugh Miller.