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

There is not in nature any spontaneous generation, but all come by propagation. --Ray. [1913 Webster]

2. The spreading abroad, or extension, of anything; diffusion; dissemination; as, the propagation of sound; the propagation of the gospel. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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