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.

Origin: L. Propagatio: cf. F. Propagation.

(01 Mar 1998)

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