What does proliferation mean?

Definitions for proliferation

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word proliferation.

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. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius:

    All that is important both for regional security and for action against nuclear proliferation.

  2. 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.

  3. Bob Corker:

    Existing NSG guidelines were established to guard against nuclear proliferation, and we should not create exceptions for particular countries.

  4. 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.

  5. Isaac Bogoch:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of proliferation

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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
  • proliferareRomanian
  • распространение, рост, увеличение, пролиферация, размножениеRussian
  • пролифера́ција, proliferácijaSerbo-Croatian
  • dviganje, širjenje, večanje, razmnoževanjeSlovene
  • förökningSwedish
  • การงอกThai
  • پھیلاؤUrdu

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