propagation

noun

prop·​a·​ga·​tion ˌprä-pə-ˈgā-shən How to pronounce propagation (audio)
: 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

Examples of propagation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Heaven Hill Springs Distillery will propagate its own yeast Heaven Hill Springs Distillery has two tubs for yeast propagation and room to expand to four more tubs in phases two and three. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, 25 June 2024 Before Palmer Penmanship The creation and propagation of standard penmanship in the American education system is almost as old as the United States itself. JSTOR Daily, 24 June 2024 The methods Ebury uses to propagate ESET One of the most notable propagation methods is Ebury using its presence inside data centers to perform AitM attacks at scale on servers deemed to be high value. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 15 May 2024 The author makes use of the fact that oxygen favors the growth of true yeast but hinders the propagation of the other ferments. Mark Fischetti, Scientific American, 19 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for propagation 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of propagation was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Propagation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/propagation. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

propagation

noun
prop·​a·​ga·​tion ˌpräp-ə-ˈgā-shən How to pronounce propagation (audio)
: the act or process of propagating: as
a
: multiplication (as of a kind of living thing) in number of individuals
b
: the spreading of something (as a belief) abroad or into new regions

Medical Definition

propagation

noun
prop·​a·​ga·​tion ˌpräp-ə-ˈgā-shən How to pronounce propagation (audio)
: 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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