Associations to the word «Proliferation»


PROLIFERATION, noun. (uncountable) The process by which an organism produces others of its kind; breeding, propagation, procreation, reproduction.
PROLIFERATION, noun. (countable) The act of increasing or rising; augmentation, amplification, enlargement, escalation, aggrandizement.
PROLIFERATION, noun. (countable) The result of building up; buildup, accretion.
PROLIFERATION, noun. (uncountable) The spread of biochemical, nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction to countries not originally involved in developing them.

Dictionary definition

PROLIFERATION, noun. Growth by the rapid multiplication of parts.
PROLIFERATION, noun. A rapid increase in number (especially a rapid increase in the number of deadly weapons); "the proliferation of nuclear weapons".

Wise words

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
Baruch Spinoza