Word Up! Words of the Week for 2/16 – 2/19

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EXPONENTIAL: adj. n.

  1. adj. – rising or expanding at a steady and usually rapid rate
  2. n. – any positive constant raised to a power
  • Example:
    • The city is experiencing exponential growth.

 

GRADE: n. v.

  1. n. – a degree or step in a scale
  2. v. – to incline; slant or slope
  • Example:
    • The road grades steeply for a mile

 

FACTOR: n.

  1. 1. n. one of two or more numbers, algebraic expressions, or the like, that when multiplied together produce a given product; a divisor
  • Example:
    • 6 and 3 are factors of 18.

 

PARALLEL: adj. n.

  1. 1. adj. extending in the same direction, equidistant, and never converging
  2. 2. n. a parallel line or plane
  • Example:
    • Bridging the parallel circuits shorted out the current.