|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.