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Princeton's WordNet

  1. propagation, extensionnoun

    the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions

  2. generation, multiplication, propagationnoun

    the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production

  3. propagationnoun

    the movement of a wave through a medium


  1. propagationnoun

    the multiplication or natural increase in a population

  2. propagationnoun

    the dissemination of something to a larger area or greater number

  3. propagationnoun

    the act of propagating, especially the movement of a wave

  4. propagationnoun

    the elongation part of transcription

  5. propagationnoun

    winning new converts

  6. propagationnoun

    some degree of success in the spread of propaganda

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Propagationnoun

    Continuance or diffusion by generation or successive production.

    Etymology: propagatio, Lat. propagation, Fr. from propagate.

    Men have souls rather by creation than propagation. Richard Hooker.

    There are other secondary ways of the propagation of it, as lying in the same bed. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.

    There is not in all nature any spontaneous generation, but all come by propagation, wherein chance hath not the least part. John Ray, on the Creation.

    Old stakes of olive trees in plants revive;
    But nobler vines by propagation thrive. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Propagationnoun

    the act of propagating; continuance or multiplication of the kind by generation or successive production; as, the propagation of animals or plants

  2. Propagationnoun

    the spreading abroad, or extension, of anything; diffusion; dissemination; as, the propagation of sound; the propagation of the gospel

  3. Etymology: [L. propagatio: cf. F. propagation.]


  1. Propagation

    Propagation is an album by the American ambient musician Robert Rich. This album is an expression of Rich’s interest in biology and is a tribute to the proliferation of organic life in all its forms. It features a complex range of world music influences, just tunings and guest performers, similar to Rainforest.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of propagation in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of propagation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of propagation in a Sentence

  1. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar:

    Men are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise both will wither and die.

  2. Julio Castro:

    My feeling is that most of those children are not receiving vaccine, and we are( seeing) a modified-vaccine virus, and the alarming thing is that there's propagation, which means that the population there is not ready to tackle this disease, and the virus could spread very quickly.

  3. Fyodor Dostoevsky:

    By interpreting freedom as the propagation and immediate gratification of needs, people distort their own nature, for they engender in themselves a multitude of pointless and foolish desires, habits, and incongruous stratagems. Their lives are motivated only by mutual envy, sensuality, and ostentation.

  4. French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn:

    This is the first fatality by the coronavirus outside Asia, the first death in Europe, we have to get our health system ready to face a possible pandemic propagation of the virus, and therefore the spreading of the virus across France.

  5. The Twitter spokesperson:

    These relationships are longstanding and go beyond any one event, our consistent collaboration with law enforcement and government partners spans a number of issues, including the propagation of violent activity, attempts at platform manipulation, election integrity issues, and more.

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