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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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But then, leading the sheltered life that I do, I became quite excited, for I reckon we have here a genuine, real-life example of geometric growth.
PACE enrollment consistently has increased with the geometric growth of the aging population and the push to implement the Coordinated Care Initiative in California.
The potential productivity of computing--especially network computing--continues to increase at a geometric growth while the productivity of people continues upward at a linear rate.
Since the 1960s, global population growth, including the Asia-Pacific region, has slowed, marking a shift from the geometric growth rates of previous decades.
This is not surprising, in that there is an inherent conflict between geometric growth in the demand for long-term care services and a continuing disinclination on the part of taxpayers and politicians to augment financing programs.
However, I don't see the same kind of geometric growth as there was before," warns Scott McDonald, director of Coldwell Banker Commercial for the Utah region.
Recently, excellent press coverage of our site has spurred a dramatic surge in our Web traffic -- we're fast approaching a million page views per month, with no end in site to geometric growth.
The acquisition of two insurance agencies in rural Arkansas led to the geometric growth.
5) The second, a geometric growth rate, was also used, as in Fuller, Huberts and Levinson (1992).
Andrew Ocrant, managing director of Sheldon Good & Company Auctions Northeast, said that he has seen a geometric growth in "trophy home" auctions because high-end properties tend to languish on the market for long periods of time.
BOSTON -- Mobile Broadband service providers are facing the challenges of geometric growth in traffic and linear growth in revenues.
Jason Franklin - A supporter of social justice causes through his generous personal giving and activism, Bolder Giving CEO Jason Franklin has led the organization's geometric growth and global impact since taking the NYC-based nonprofit's helm in 2010.