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"

Wiktionary

  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.

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