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.
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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Dahir-Umar, achieved visible milestones as seen in the geometric growth in pension contributions, which is projected to hit N10 trillion by year-end and N15.1 trillion by 2023.
This geometric growth has triggered hardware and software innovations that in turn propelled economic growth even amidst downturns.
But then, leading the sheltered life that I do, I became quite excited, for I reckon we have here a genuine, real-life example of geometric growth.
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(15) Using this backdrop and a few excellent diagrams, (16) Post expertly negotiates the interaction among the seemingly dry topics of "geometric growth," (17) the Internet, and the TCP/IP network's "distributed routing"/ "end to end" (18) solution.
Our own previous study incorporating the geometric growth assumption of Gordon's growth model (3) produced inflated cost of capital estimates, indicating that investors did not reward the organization for demonstrated growth in distributions.
There have been some clear leaders like BioQuest Solutions operating and servicing the top 25 pharmaceutical companies in United States, Singapore, India, Malaysia, and China, but the opportunities are tremendous for geometric growth in years to come.
We use Lai et al.'s methodology of calculating these changes in growth rates with one exception; we use geometric growth rates instead of the arithmetic growth rates.

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