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- n. The process by which an organism produces others of its kind; breeding, propagation, procreation, reproduction.
- n. The act of increasing or rising; augmentation, amplification, enlargement, escalation, aggrandizement.
- n. The result of building up; buildup, accretion.
- n. The spread of biochemical, nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction to countries not originally involved in developing them.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The continuous development of cells in tissue formation; cell formation.
- n. The production of numerous zooids by budding, especially when buds arise from other buds in succession.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In zoology, the origination and development of generative zoöids, as in the formation of medusa-buds (planoblasts or hedrioblasts) by a polyp. See planoblast.
- n. In botany, same as prolification.
- n. Increase in size by reproduction of the primary elements.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. growth by the rapid multiplication of parts
- n. a rapid increase in number (especially a rapid increase in the number of deadly weapons)
From proliferate + -ation. (Wiktionary)