Opposite of half life?

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Opposite of half life???

If a system is experiencing exponential decay (nuclear decay, capacitors, whatever else), it has a constant half life, and decreases by the same proportion in the same time.

I was wondering what term people use to describe systems experiencing exponential growth? Do people say double life? or am i just being stupid???
 

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QuantumPion
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Doubling time.
 
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The term 'doubling time' is often used.
 

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