propagation

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

Definition of propagation

:the act or action of propagating: such as
a :increase (as of a kind of organism) in numbers
b :the spreading of something (such as a belief) abroad or into new regions
c :enlargement or extension (as of a crack) in a solid body

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First Known Use of propagation

15th century


PROPAGATION Defined for Kids

propagation

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

Definition of propagation for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

propagation

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

medical Definition of propagation

:the act or action of propagating: as
a :increase (as of a kind of organism) in numbers
  • propagation of a pure culture of bacteria
b :the spreading or transmission of something
  • propagation of a nerve impulse


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