Definition of exponentially in US English:

exponentially

adverb

  • 1(with reference to an increase) more and more rapidly.

    ‘our business has been growing exponentially’
    • ‘Marketing costs have grown exponentially.’
    • ‘Data storage needs are increasing exponentially for most organizations.’
    • ‘E-commerce is expanding exponentially.’
    • ‘How much longer can we exponentially expand our demand for energy and resources?’
    • ‘I think things can get magnified exponentially when you have two celebrities in a situation like this.’
    • ‘Diseases can disseminate exponentially fast.’
    • ‘Technological development is accelerating exponentially.’
    • ‘Medical websites have multiplied exponentially over the past several years.’
    • ‘The monsters in Carpenter's film become exponentially less and less human.’
    • ‘First, the human population is continuing to rise exponentially.’
  • 2Mathematics
    By means of or as expressed by a mathematical exponent.

    ‘values distributed exponentially according to a given time constant’
    ‘the coefficients show an exponentially decaying trend’
    • ‘When the scale factor depends exponentially on time, the scale factor goes to zero when time t goes to minus infinity.’
    • ‘These selection coefficients are exponentially distributed.’
    • ‘Specifically, cell viability decreases exponentially with energy density.’
    • ‘The coefficients show an exponentially decaying trend.’
    • ‘The estimates for waiting times are not quantitatively reliable because they depend exponentially on imprecisely known quantities.’

Pronunciation

exponentially

/ˌekspəˈnen(t)SHəlē//ˌɛkspəˈnɛn(t)ʃəli/