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propagation

[prop-uh-gey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of propagating.
2.
the fact of being propagated.
3.
multiplication by natural reproduction.
4.
transmission or dissemination.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English propagacyon < Latin propāgātiōn- (stem of propāgātiō). See propagate, -ion

propagational, adjective
nonpropagation, noun
self-propagation, noun


4. spreading, dispersion, diffusion.
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propagation
mid-15c., from O.Fr. propagacion (13c.), from L. propagationem (nom. propagatio) "a propagation, extension," noun of action from propagare "multiply plants by layers, breed," from propago (gen. propaginis) "that which propagates, offspring," from pro- "forth" + *pag-, root of pangere "to fasten" (see
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propagation prop·a·ga·tion (prŏp'ə-gā'shən)
n.

  1. Multiplication or increase, as by natural reproduction.

  2. The act or process of propagating, especially the process by which an impulse is transmitted along a nerve fiber.

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