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Meaning of PROPAGATION

Pronunciation:  `prâpu'geyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production
  2. [n]  the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions
  3. [n]  the movement of a wave through a medium
 

PROPAGATION is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: extension, generation, multiplication
 
 See Also: airing, biogenesis, biogeny, breeding, dissemination, Doppler effect, Doppler shift, facts of life, physical phenomenon, procreation, public exposure, reproduction, spreading, wave front

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Prop`a*ga"tion\, n. [L. propagatio: cf. F.
propagation.]
1. The act of propagating; continuance or multiplication of
   the kind by generation or successive production; as, the
   propagation of animals or plants.

         There is not in nature any spontaneous generation,
         but all come by propagation.          --Ray.

2. The spreading abroad, or extension, of anything;
   diffusion; dissemination; as, the propagation of sound;
   the propagation of the gospel. --Bacon.

 

 

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