What does PROLIFERATION mean?

Definitions for PROLIFERATION

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. proliferation(noun)

    growth by the rapid multiplication of parts

  2. proliferation(noun)

    a rapid increase in number (especially a rapid increase in the number of deadly weapons)

    "the proliferation of nuclear weapons"


  1. proliferation(Noun)

    The process by which an organism produces others of its kind; breeding, propagation, procreation, reproduction.

  2. proliferation(Noun)

    The act of increasing or rising; augmentation, amplification, enlargement, escalation, aggrandizement.

  3. proliferation(Noun)

    The result of building up; buildup, accretion.

  4. proliferation(Noun)

    The spread of biochemical, nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction to countries not originally involved in developing them.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Proliferation(noun)

    the continuous development of cells in tissue formation; cell formation

  2. Proliferation(noun)

    the production of numerous zooids by budding, especially when buds arise from other buds in succession

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. proliferation

    The transfer of weapons of mass destruction, related materials, technology, and expertise from suppliers to hostile state or non-state actors.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PROLIFERATION in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PROLIFERATION in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. MG Siriam:

    Looking at the proliferation of personal web pages on the net, it looks like very soon everyone on earth will have 15 Megabytes of fame.

  2. Maryam Taher:

    The whole purpose of the EU sanctions is to leverage pressure on the Iranian government to come to an agreement in relation to nuclear proliferation.

  3. Alex Rolfe:

    We're starting to see a proliferation of point of sales terminals and contactless cards deployed, that in itself is going to be a critical driver for the next stage.

  4. An Iranian official:

    Iran is very firm on the U.N. sanctions. All the sanctions, economic, proliferation-related ones and others should be lifted at once, this is a very difficult topic.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Need of the hour is to find the connection between liberation of the women via higher education & the proliferation of divorce /alienation between wife and husband globally and especially in India.

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Translations for PROLIFERATION

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تكاثرArabic
  • Sprossung, Verbreitung, Zunahme, Knospung, Vergrößerung, VerstärkungGerman
  • lisääntyminenFinnish
  • proliférationFrench
  • proliferazioneItalian
  • 増殖Japanese
  • rozprzestrzenieniePolish
  • распространение, рост, увеличение, пролиферация, размножениеRussian
  • пролифера́ција, proliferácijaSerbo-Croatian
  • dviganje, širjenje, večanje, razmnoževanjeSlovene
  • förökningSwedish

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