View synonyms for propagation


[ prop-uh-gey-shuhn ]


  1. the act of propagating.
  2. the fact of being propagated.
  3. multiplication by natural reproduction.
  4. transmission or dissemination.

    Synonyms: diffusion, dispersion

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Other Words From

  • propa·gation·al adjective
  • nonprop·a·gation noun
  • self-propa·gation noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of propagation1

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English propagacyon, from Latin propāgātiōn-, stem of propāgātiō; equivalent to propagate + -ion
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Example Sentences

He urged the public to continue to take precautions against the virus, adding, “Testing and sequencing is needed to localize and quarantine any infected individuals to prevent further propagation of the variant virus into the population.”

Training the network involves simply repeating this process of “equilibrium propagation” iteratively over lots of labeled data.

Three of them — feedback alignment, equilibrium propagation and predictive coding — have shown particular promise.

For instance, if someone flashes an image on a screen in front of us for only 40 milliseconds, we will not consciously see it due to the frequency and propagation rate of conscious thought.

A fundamental property of the phenomenon we call life, as it exists here on Earth, is the propagation of stories—of algorithmic information, or process—into the future.

In fact, most of the false rumors they tracked on Twitter showed low to insignificant propagation.

Main actors: Who were the main actors in the propagation, according to the Twitter audience?

“There is no excuse for the propagation of these weapons,” he wrote the day after the tragedy.

He urged the growing of mulberry trees and the propagation of silk worms, as being of more value than tobacco.

They also frequently met at the committees of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel.

The propagation of the Christian faith, and the constancy of their martyrs, have nothing surprising in them.

He has his own philanthropic ends, for the propagation of which it pleases him to have so esteemed a medium as the “Times.”

Now Nature takes no account of the affinities of souls; her aim is fulfilled by the propagation of the species.


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