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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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David Cameron should commit the Tory party to a worldwide exponential increase of nuclear power stations in parallel with an increase in the UK.
Captain Al Mazroui has already proved his professionalism and commitment to the company and as Royal Jet continues to enjoy an exponential increase in new business, this appointment will be critical in ensuring that we are well placed to further expand our market leadership of the private aviation sector.
In a report to Merseyside Police Authority, Chief Constable Bernard Hogan-Howe said: "The force is seeing an exponential increase inthe incidents to flying hours ratio and outcomes.
The material well-being has been based on the exponential increase in the production of consumer goods.
Within the past 30 years, there has been an exponential increase in the number and categories of professional strength and / or fitness associations that have branched into specialized areas.
Medicare in particular continued to reflect the progressive era emphasis on the wage bargain in its emphasis on social insurance and payroll taxes, and its passage coincided with an exponential increase in federal money for hospitals, medical schools, medical research and other pieces of what might be called the medical infrastructure.
The exponential increase in genetic information available from all types of living organisms has created a need for large numbers of antibody reagents to detect the proteins produced by these genes.
While this complex security segmentation reduces the risk of widespread infection, it also creates an exponential increase in management requirements.
We expect to see an exponential increase in facilities using Wireless Remote Closing by the end of this year," said Nunez.
The study's finding of a surge in basal cell and squamous cell cancers among people in their 20s and 30s could herald "a potentially exponential increase in the cancers' incidence over time, as these people age," Christenson told Science News.
As I consider the exponential increase in black titles published and the even wider breadth of genres to which black voices are contributing, I remember times when that growth was incremental, when black writers' voices seemed almost silenced.
The second consideration is the effectiveness of dust removal at this stage, which has become more challenging with the exponential increase in production of coated versus uncoated stock.