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Definition of Propagation

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scattering, spreading; reproduction, procreation, generation; transmission of an inherited trait; increase in extension; dispersion, dissemination
Propagation Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The spreading abroad, or extension, of anything; diffusion; dissemination; as, the propagation of sound; the propagation of the gospel.
  
(n.)
The act of propagating; continuance or multiplication of the kind by generation or successive production; as, the propagation of animals or plants.
  
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propagation
\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.
2. the spreading abroad, or extension, of anything; diffusion; dissemination; as, the propagation of sound; the propagation of the gospel.

Shakespeare Words
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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions
(synonym) extension
(hypernym) dissemination, airing, public exposure, spreading
(derivation) propagate
2. the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production
(synonym) generation, multiplication
(hypernym) reproduction, procreation, breeding, facts of life
(hyponym) biogenesis, biogeny
(derivation) propagate
3. the movement of a wave through a medium
(hypernym) physical phenomenon
(hyponym) Doppler effect, Doppler shift
(derivation) propagate
Propagation Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
The motion of waves through or along a medium. Note: For electromagnetic waves, propagation may occur in a vacuum as well as in material media.
RF Electronics
The radiation of signal energy through a physical area or space.
Propagation Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Propagation can refer to:
  • Reproduction, and other forms of multiplication or increase
    • Plant propagation, the production of more plants by seeds, cuttings, grafting or other methods
    • Propagation of schema, in artificial reproduction
  • Wave propagation, The motion of a wave throughout a medium or the transfer of its energy
  • Crack propagation, The motion of the crack tip or the crack front during the fracture of materials
  • Radio propagation, the application of wave propagation to radio communications
  • Software propagation, the distribution of free software in a manner explicitly permitted under the applicable license
  • Propaganda

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Propagation Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Amateur Radio Glossary
the means or path by which a radio signal travels from a transmitting station to a receiving station.