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proliferation definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: growth by the rapid multiplication of parts
2: a rapid increase in number (especially a rapid increase in the number of deadly weapons); "the proliferation of nuclear weapons" [ant: non-proliferation, nonproliferation]

Merriam Webster's

noun see proliferate

U.S. Military Dictionary

The transfer of weapons of mass destruction, related materials, technology, and expertise from suppliers to hostile state or non-state actors. (JP 3-40)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Proliferation Pro*lif`er*a"tion, n. 1. (Biol.) The continuous development of cells in tissue formation; cell formation. --Virchow. 2. (Zo["o]l.) The production of numerous zooids by budding, especially when buds arise from other buds in succession.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see proliferate

Moby Thesaurus

access, accession, accretion, accrual, accruement, accumulation, addition, advance, aggrandizement, amplification, appreciation, ascent, augmentation, ballooning, begetting, bloating, boom, boost, breeding, broadening, buildup, burgeoning, crescendo, crossbreeding, development, dissogeny, edema, elevation, endogamy, engenderment, enlargement, escalation, expansion, extension, flood, fructification, gain, generation, greatening, growth, gush, hike, inbreeding, increase, increment, inflation, jump, leap, linebreeding, mounting, multiple, multiplication, multiplication table, multiplier, multiplying, outbreeding, procreation, production, productiveness, prolification, propagation, pullulation, raise, reproduction, rise, snowballing, spread, surge, swelling, tables, tumescence, up, upping, upsurge, upswing, uptrend, upturn, waxing, widening, xenogamy



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