|To grow or produce by multiplication of parts, as in budding or cell division, or by procreation .|
|natural or habitual inclination or tendency; propensity; predisposition:|
|1.||biology to reproduce or cause to reproduce; breed|
|2.||(tr) horticulture to produce (plants) by layering, grafting, cuttings, etc|
|3.||(tr) to promulgate; disseminate|
|4.||physics to move through, cause to move through, or transmit, esp in the form of a wave: to propagate sound|
|5.||(tr) to transmit (characteristics) from one generation to the next|
|[C16: from Latin propāgāre to increase (plants) by cuttings, from propāgēs a cutting, from pangere to fasten]|
propagation prop·a·ga·tion (prŏp'ə-gā'shən)
Multiplication or increase, as by natural reproduction.
The act or process of propagating, especially the process by which an impulse is transmitted along a nerve fiber.
in horticulture, the reproduction of plants by any number of natural or artificial means
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