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exponential growth

[‚ek·spə′nen·chəl ′grōth]
(microbiology)
The period of bacterial growth during which cells divide at a constant rate. Also known as logarithmic growth.
(science and technology)
The increase of a quantity x with time t according to the equation x = Ka t , where K and a are constants, a is greater than 1, and K is greater than 0.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

exponential growth

change in a variable (e.g. population – see MALTHUS) where the increase is geometric, i.e. at an increasing ratio.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000

exponential growth

Extremely fast growth. On a chart, the line curves up rather than being straight. Contrast with linear. See rice and chessboard legend.
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M2 PRESSWIRE-August 22, 2019-: Global Data Center Backup and Recovery Software Market 2019-2023: Exponential Increase in Data Volume & Emergence of AI-Based Backup and Recovery Solutions
Summary: Washington [USA], July 10 (ANI): Former US Vice President Joe Biden released his tax returns from 2016 to 2018 on Tuesday, revealing an exponential increase in his annual income after leaving office post Donald Trump's win at the 2016 Presidential elections.
Looking at the world the wrong way WE don't have to fold a sheet of paper many times before it would reach the moon; likewise, any couple (including even those belonging to the green brigade and the Royal Family) who have more than two children are helping to create a similar exponential increase in world population, that is why the world's resources can no longer support its people!
The Edmonton base has seen an exponential increase in weekly flights and now employs 104 Swoopsters.
The exponential increase in Jazz's 4G data subscribers is down to its superior data network.
This led to higher tax rates, tax evasion, thin tax-base, exponential increase in parallel economy, historically low revenue short-fall.
Which also makes nonsense of the notion that we can have a total electric transport system and all gas applicants can be replaced by electric without an exponential increase in nuclear.
The cabinet also decided to hold an audit of the Rs1,300 billion circular debt in order to determine who is responsible for the exponential increase in its value.
Thus improving customer experience while supporting data-hungry applications that continue to drive exponential increase in wireless data consumption.
"But with the growing popularity of long-endurance races, the exponential increase in the number of participants, and the lack of appropriate training in some cohorts of amateur runners, our findings suggest that running shorter endurance races might reduce the strain imposed on the myocardium during running competition."
Developing countries, mainly India, Mexico, Brazil, and Indonesia, will see an exponential increase in total (direct and indirect) emissions from RAC operation as a share of the global carbon dioxide emissions through 2050, a study 'Global Cooling Challenge' released by environment minister Harsh Vardhan earlier this week showed.
It added, "It seems that with exponential increase in the number of MBA colleges, the quality of talent is seen to be declining." The report also found that there has been a drop in employability of bachelor of pharmacy (BPharma) graduates.