1 transmit from one generation to the next; "propagate these characteristics"
2 travel through the air; "sound and light propagate in this medium"
3 transmit; "propagate sound or light through air"
4 become distributed or widespread; "the infection spread"; "Optimism spread among the population" [syn: spread]
5 transmit or cause to broaden or spread; "This great civilization was propagated throughout the land"
6 cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news" [syn: circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around]
7 cause to propagate, as by grafting or layering
8 multiply sexually or asexually
- To cause to continue or multiply by generation, or successive production; -- applied to animals and plants; as, to propagate a breed of horses or sheep; to propagate a species of fruit tree.
- To cause to spread to extend; to impel or continue forward in space; as, to propagate sound or light.
- To spread from person to person; to extend the knowledge of; to originate and spread; to carry from place to place; to disseminate; as, to propagate a story or report; to propagate the Christian religion.
- To multiply; to increase.
- To generate; to produce.
- To have young or issue; to be produced or multiplied by generation, or by new shoots or plants; as, rabbits propagate rapidly.
cause to continue or multiply by generation
cause to spread to extend
- Japanese: (, denpasuru)
- Swedish: sprida
spread from person to person
- Swedish: sprida
to multiply; to increase
to generate; to produce
to have young or issue
- Swedish: fortplanta sig
Propagation can refer to:
- Reproduction, and other forms of multiplication or increase
- Wave propagation, the motion of waves
- Radio propagation, the application of wave propagation to radio communications
- in chemistry, a description of the catalytically-driven process of polymer elongation
- Software propagation, the distribution of free software in a manner explicitly permitted under the applicable license
- Proselytisation, the practice of attempting to convert people to another opinion, usually another religion
- Propagation (album), a 1994 album by Robert Rich
propagate in German: Propagation
propagate in French: Propagation
propagate in Dutch: Propagatie
propagate in Polish: Propagacja
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