Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Propagating one's self or itself.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Propagating by one's self or by itself.
“Their self-propagating genetic pollution is irreversible; it can outlast the effects of global warming and nuclear waste.”
“In addition to the serious health issues, the self-propagating genetic pollution from GMOs is not reversible with current technology, and may outlast global warming and nuclear waste.”
“The Researchers seem to believe that creating a synthetic self-propagating life form has an upside, like an organism that excretes biofuel.”
“These new ones were a distilled set of basic self-propagating equations that, when housed in a quiet, stimulus-free shell on a board with a few TBytes of space for growth, had a high probability of achieving sentience.”
“Like those elementary school cartoons showing self-propagating, transverse oscillating waves of electric and magnetic fields, the physical laws of interstellar travel are twinned with intrachronological transfer.”
“A junior-high student came up with the first self-propagating program released outside the lab.”
“This was an enormous and ubiquitous intellectual error and powerfully persuasive because of its ubiquity, and, like a computer virus, a self-propagating one.”
“North American YMCA was to establish strong indigenous Association movements that were "self-supporting, self-governing, and self-propagating.”
“But the Smokies treated their waste, using a few simple, self-propagating nanos borrowed from city recycling plants.”
“There is a real surge in public mistrust of the government, though I suspect much of it is based on self-propagating misinformation.”
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