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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.
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Fast growing & prepared to grow exponentially the next few years!
With the China smartphone market poised to grow exponentially in the coming quarters, it is crucial for technology leaders to drive the adoption of touch solutions in entry-level smartphones, said Tim Bajarin, president at Creative Strategies, Inc.
Summary: Gulf countries' economies will grow exponentially in the next 12 months, according to a study released on Tuesday.
And experts say that the cosmetics and fragrance industry is poised to grow exponentially over the next five years, with the global market set to grow from Dh59.5 billion in 2010 to Dh117.25 billion by 2015.
In the 1970s, William Thurstou, now also at Cornell, described a way to build an approximate physical model of the hyperbolic plane by taping together paper arcs into rings whose circumferences grow exponentially. However, these models take many hours to build and are so fragile that they generally need to be protected from much rough-and-tumble hands-on study.
According to analyst group Informa the mobile TV market is poised to grow exponentially, and by 2010 there are anticipated to be over 50 million DVB-H enabled mobile devices sold globally.
"Multiple manufacturers of LTO drives are now targeting the SMB market segment where data protection requirements continue to grow exponentially. In order to succeed in this segment, the technology must offer attractive cost/GB, compact size and low power consumption that fits systems designed for this market."
On the RBS contract, managing director of UK Mail, Guy Buswell said: 'This is just one part of our strategy to grow exponentially over the next few years, which will of course continue to provide jobs at our mail hub in Heartlands
"The demand for outsourced computer retirement and recycling services has allowed RetroBox to grow exponentially, and in turn, enabled us to serve as a role model for other minority owned businesses in this industry."
Much like the Internet itself, your university's ePortfolio could grow exponentially in size as students add more and more content to their sites.
She told the US Congress, "If no country on this planet allows it we will do it on a boat in international waters and we know the number of people willing to help us will grow exponentially once they realise we are only trying to give birth to a baby."
Soon, however, Netscape Navigator emerged and the Internet and the Web began to grow exponentially, along with the number of users, the wild prognostications about its importance, the number of pimpled millionaires it created, and so on.