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Exponential growth

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A growth in which the rate is proportional to the increasing number or size in an exponential (rather than arithmetical) or logarithmic progression


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This kind of growth is often observed in bacterial population wherein the growth of bacterial cells increases by a multiplicative factor per unit of time. Thus, a colony of bacteria can be expected to double by a fixed percentage of the whole for a constant period of time. An example of exponential growth is 2, 4, 8, 16, ... every 20 minutes.


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