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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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All over the world, e-commerce has been driving the expansion in the warehouse leasing market, said Saleh Abdullah Lootah, CEO of Lootah Real Estate, predicting that due to this the UAE's warehousing and logistics market is set to grow at an exponential rate.
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The premise is simple: Technology does not evolve in a linear fashion as we humans do, but instead snowballs and escalates at an exponential rate, meaning that one day, at the rate we're going, we will be outpaced by our own inventions and innovations.
The sessions also discussed the exponential rate of change in the age of instant information, with speakers opining that it has become inevitable to get familiar with day-to-day changes and recent developments in the field of science, technology, space, and other streams of knowledge.
The authors recognized that technologies and human knowledge were changing at an exponential rate and that technology and engineering literacy was essential in a globally connected, technologically driven society.
The popularity of MMA continues to grow across Asia with UFC's fan base in the Philippines increasing at an exponential rate. UFC social media accounts have also experienced tremendous growth over the past five years.
Touching on sustainable cities, Abang Johari said cities in Sarawak are currently dubbed as clean and healthy cities but this may not be for long as these cities are growing at an exponential rate.
"Such strategic synergies are one of the reasons JazzCash has been able to grow at an exponential rate with over 4.5 million active mobile accounts."
Running at over 90 per cent capacity, the country's cement sector is growing at an exponential rate. However, the sector is unable to increase its export volume owing to a non-existent export mechanism and flawed policy-making.
Due to the consumer shift towards healthy drinks, the sparkling water market is expected to grow at an exponential rate in the forecast period.

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