exponential growth

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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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By contrast, in the hyperbolic plane, the circumference of a circle grows exponentially.
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The trouble is that the number of trial divisions grows exponentially with the number of digits in the target integer.