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## Word Origin & History

1706, from Latin exponentem (nominative exponens), present participle of exponere "put forth" (see expound). A mathematical term at first; the sense of "one who expounds" is 1812. As an adjective, from 1580s.

## Example Sentences forexponent

The exponent of Rousseau was ofttimes "long preaching," like St. Paul.

The popular type and exponent of obstinacy is the mule, a most intelligent animal.

Only, the forest-runner, by long use, has raised the exponent of his powers.

Francesca Caccini was an exponent of the first growth of opera.

Afterward she had simply become in memory the exponent of an ideal.

She was the first exponent of the law of Judgment after Death for Sin.

Pages with similar import can be cited from every exponent of Nationalism.

If you are the exponent of your code, that code is good enough for me.

Throughout Herzl's life, Die Welt served as the exponent of his ideas.

Gee,” said that exponent of classic English, “spot the lieutenant with a skirt.