from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Multiplication or increase, as by natural reproduction.
- n. The process of spreading to a larger area or greater number; dissemination.
- n. Physics The act or process of propagating, especially the process by which a disturbance, such as the motion of electromagnetic or sound waves, is transmitted through a medium such as air or water.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the multiplication or natural increase in a population
- n. the dissemination of something to a larger area or greater number
- n. the act of propagating, especially the movement of a wave
- n. the elongation part of transcription
- n. winning new converts
- n. some degree of success in the spread of propaganda
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of propagating; continuance or multiplication of the kind by generation or successive production.
- n. The spreading abroad, or extension, of anything; diffusion; dissemination
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of propagating; the multiplication or continuance of the kind or species by natural generation or reproduction: as, the propagation of plants or animals.
- n. The spreading or extension of anything; diffusion: as, the propagation of Christianity; the propagation of socialistic ideas.
- n. Increase; augmentation; enlargement; aggrandizement.
- n. Transmission from one point to another, as of sound by waves of condensation and rarefaction in the air, and of radiant heat and light by undulations in the ether. See sound, heat, light, and radiant energy (under energy).
- n. Synonyms Increase, generation, procreation, breeding.
- n. Dissemination.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the movement of a wave through a medium
- n. the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions
- n. the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production
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