- \\ikˈspōnən(t)s, ekˈs-, ˈekˌs-\ noun
Etymology: from exponent (herein), after such pairs as English dependent : dependence: the correlation between an abstract linguistic category and its exponents
by moving towards the data within abstractions one is considered to be moving down the scale of exponence — R.H.Robins
Useful english dictionary. 2012.