[ prop-uh-gey-shuhn ]
/ ˌprɒp əˈgeɪ ʃən /


the act of propagating.
the fact of being propagated.
multiplication by natural reproduction.
transmission or dissemination.

Origin of propagation

1400–50; late Middle English propagacyon < Latin propāgātiōn- (stem of propāgātiō). See propagate, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM propagation

prop·a·ga·tion·al, adjectivenon·prop·a·ga·tion, nounself-prop·a·ga·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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Medical definitions for propagation

[ prŏp′ə-gāshən ]


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.
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