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log·a·rith·mic phase

exponential, a period in the course of growth of a bacterial culture in which maximal multiplication is occurring by geometric progression; thus, if the logarithms of their numbers are plotted against time, they will form a straight upward line.

exponential growth

strictly speaking that of a population where rate of growth is proportional to its population size, but is often used to mean an ever increasing growth.
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Brazenly she states there is no "robust evidence" of a connection between the huge rise in the number of impoverished claimants having benefits sanctioned and the exponential increase in the use of foodbanks.
There is no longer exponential increase, and in fact, there's been a decrease" in the rate of infections in Liberia.
However, the growing popularity of data-hungry applications and services, particularly video, will contribute to an exponential increase in data traffic and make network investment economics difficult to justify.
The Union Cabinet recently approved an exponential increase in seat capacity to nearly 50,000 seats per week from 13,000 seats per week between India and Abu Dhabi.
THE Centre's answer to the problem of congestion and other problems due to an exponential increase in the number of vehicles is expanding the national highway network running across the country.
This represents an exponential increase in the size and value of the service we're offering," said Employment Security Commissioner Paul Trause.
Federal Minister for SAFRON Engr Shaukat Ullah Khan said under the 18th amendment Balochistan is granted with full provincial autonomy with exponential increase in Budget.
This groundbreaking partnership will help meet a critical demand fuelled by an exponential increase in Sharia-compliant investor activity in the UK market," Gatehouse Bank chief executive and Gatehouse Napier director Richard Thomas said at the sixth annual World Takaful Conference in Dubai.
Also, a very important result is the expected exponential increase in sales and utilization of physical, analog Surg-i-Scan(TM) Safety Checklist boards by hospitals just now considering adoption of a surgical safety checklist protocol.
Summary: The number of Tunisian households connected to Tunisia's national gas grid has witnessed an exponential increase to reach 530,000 households in 2009 in comparison with 40,000 only in 1987.
The demand for electricity and water in Dubai has registered an exponential increase in the past decade as a result of the emirate's overall growth," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of DEWA.
David Cameron should commit the Tory party to a worldwide exponential increase of nuclear power stations in parallel with an increase in the UK.