**Exponentiation As Repetition**

Exponentiation is repeated multiplication, and multiplication is frequently denoted by juxtaposition of operands, with no operator at all. The suggested superscript notation for other associative operations denoted by juxtaposition follows:

- Function application is sometimes denoted without parentheses: . This suggests the functional powers notation: . This also generalizes nicely to represent function inverse for a power of -1 and functional square root for a power of 1/2.

- Exponentiation over sets.

- String repetition: "ab3c" = "abbbc".

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“Change is upsetting. *Repetition* is tedious. Three cheers for variation!”

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