|Definition:|| result of an exponentiation|
Note 1 to entry: The term "power" is also used for an expression representing an exponentiation.
Note 2 to entry: In the power ab, a is the base and b is the exponent. The power is expressed by the words "a to the power b" or simply "a to b".
Note 3 to entry: The power with exponent 2 is the square, , the power with exponent 3 is the cube, , the power with exponent −1 is the inverse, , the power with exponent 1/2 is the square root, .