# exponential growth

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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.## exponential growth

change in a variable (e.g. population – see MALTHUS) where the increase is geometric, i.e. at an increasing ratio.## exponential growth

Extremely fast growth. On a chart, the line curves up rather than being straight. Contrast with linear.Want to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, or visit the webmaster's page for free fun content.

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