Origin of propagation
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Examples from the Web for propagation
Main actors: Who were the main actors in the propagation, according to the Twitter audience?TRAILS: The Tool That Tracks Truth and Lies On Twitter
November 18, 2014
“There is no excuse for the propagation of these weapons,” he wrote the day after the tragedy.Zimmerman Verdict: Actor Jason Alexander Says We Should Blame the Gun
July 15, 2013
Let us have nothing to do with their propagandas for the propagation of supreme Fakes.The Book of Khalid
The seed may be saved and planted as directed in the chapter on propagation.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
He does not mention how Cynegils continued his propagation of the Gospel.Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts
For notes on Avicenna's arithmetic, see Woepcke, Propagation, p. 502.The Hindu-Arabic Numerals
David Eugene Smith
Existence is truly a matter of propagation between the two infinites.Fantasia of the Unconscious
D. H. Lawrence
Word Origin and History for propagation
mid-15c., from Old French propagacion "offshoot, offspring" (13c.) and directly from Latin propagationem (nominative propagatio) "a propagation, extension, enlargement," noun of action from past participle stem of propagare "set forward, extend, spread, increase; multiply plants by layers, breed," from propago (genitive propaginis) "that which propagates, offspring," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + *pag-, root of pangere "to fasten" (see pact).
- Multiplication or increase, as by natural reproduction.
- The act or process of propagating, especially the process by which an impulse is transmitted along a nerve fiber.