propagation

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noun prop·a·ga·tion \ˌprä-pə-ˈgā-shən\

Definition of propagation

  1. :  the act or action of propagating: such asa :  increase (as of a kind of organism) in numbersb :  the spreading of something (such as a belief) abroad or into new regionsc :  enlargement or extension (as of a crack) in a solid body

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15th Century

First Known Use of propagation

15th century


PROPAGATION Defined for Kids

propagation

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noun prop·a·ga·tion \ˌprä-pə-ˈgā-shən\

Definition of propagation for Students

  1. :  the act or process of causing to multiply or spread out the propagation of ideas


Medical Dictionary

propagation

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noun prop·a·ga·tion \ˌpräp-ə-ˈgā-shən\

Medical Definition of propagation

  1. :  the act or action of propagating: asa:  increase (as of a kind of organism) in numbers propagation of a pure culture of bacteriab:  the spreading or transmission of something propagation of a nerve impulse



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