Definition of propagation
: 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
Recent Examples of propagation from the Web
Unlike WannaCry’s indiscriminate propagation, however, Petya prioritizes fully penetrating a single network rather than spreading to others.
The new attack uses the same method of propagation as WannaCry: A leaked hacking tool called Eternal Blue, which has been linked to the U.S. National Security Agency.
Last week, over a dozen biologists gathered in Massena, a small upstate river town, for the department’s annual artificial propagation, also called egg-taking.
Taking cuttings (propagation is the correct term) is another great way to get free plants.
Start with the geranium propagation method and make several cuttings from the ends of not-yet-budded or flowering stems.
Once Li receives sterility confirmation, plant samples will be shared with wholesale growers who will begin the propagation process, which takes a few years.
The attack was apparently halted in the afternoon in the U.K. when a researcher took control of an Internet domain that acted as a kill switch for the worm’s propagation, according to Ars Technica.
The law protects the right of every person to be treated with decency and dignity, free from the deliberate propagation of falsehoods that have no motivation other than exploitation.
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Definition of propagation for Students
: the act or process of causing to multiply or spread out the propagation of ideas
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