This section is from the book "The Engineer's And Mechanic's Encyclopaedia", by Luke Hebert. Also available from Amazon: Engineer's And Mechanic's Encyclopaedia.
Exponent, in Algebra, is a number placed over any power or involved quantity, to show to what height the root is raised; thus 2 is the exponent of x2, and 4 is the exponent of x4. or xxxx.
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