exponential growth

- noun a type of
__growth rate__of a population which varies in proportion to the number of individuals present: at first the growth rate is slow, then it rapidly increases,__theoretically__to__infinity__, but in practice it__falls__off as the population exhausts its food, accumulates__poisonous__waste, etc.

- An increase in a
__quantity__, such as radiation or charge, whose rate of change follows an exponential function. Also called exponential increase, or__logarithmic growth__. - synonym exponential increase

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