growth by the rapid multiplication of parts
a rapid increase in number (especially a rapid increase in the number of deadly weapons)
"the proliferation of nuclear weapons"
The process by which an organism produces others of its kind; breeding, propagation, procreation, reproduction.
The act of increasing or rising; augmentation, amplification, enlargement, escalation, aggrandizement.
The result of building up; buildup, accretion.
The spread of biochemical, nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction to countries not originally involved in developing them.
the continuous development of cells in tissue formation; cell formation
the production of numerous zooids by budding, especially when buds arise from other buds in succession
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
The transfer of weapons of mass destruction, related materials, technology, and expertise from suppliers to hostile state or non-state actors.
The numerical value of proliferation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of proliferation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
All that is important both for regional security and for action against nuclear proliferation.
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.
Existing NSG guidelines were established to guard against nuclear proliferation, and we should not create exceptions for particular countries.
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.
It is the perfect set-up for proliferation, it can keep spreading until we find a way to contain the virus or keep the mosquitoes from transmitting it.
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Translations for proliferation
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- Sprossung, Verbreitung, Zunahme, Knospung, Vergrößerung, VerstärkungGerman
- распространение, рост, увеличение, пролиферация, размножениеRussian
- пролифера́ција, proliferácijaSerbo-Croatian
- dviganje, širjenje, večanje, razmnoževanjeSlovene
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