# Exponential growth

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**Exponential growth** is growth like an exponential function.

The expression "exponential growth" is often used to mean "tremendous growth" because an exponential function with a basis greater than 1 grows faster than any polynomial functions. Formally, for any basis *a*>1 there is a number *n* such that, for any *x*>*n*, *x* to the power of *n* is strictly greater than *x* to the power of *a*. Colloquially, for any pair of one exponential function and one polynomial function there is a point *n* at which the former, provided its exponent is large enough, will overtake the latter.