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 for propagation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Propagation \Prop`a*ga"tion\, n. [L. propagatio: cf. F.
     propagation.]
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     1. The act of propagating; continuance or multiplication of
        the kind by generation or successive production; as, the
        propagation of animals or plants.
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              There is not in nature any spontaneous generation,
              but all come by propagation.          --Ray.
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     2. The spreading abroad, or extension, of anything;
        diffusion; dissemination; as, the propagation of sound;
        the propagation of the gospel. --Bacon.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  propagation
      n 1: the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new
           regions [syn: propagation, extension]
      2: the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such
         production [syn: generation, multiplication,
         propagation]
      3: the movement of a wave through a medium

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  62 Moby Thesaurus words for "propagation":
     airing, attenuation, bandying, begetting, book, breeding,
     broadcast, broadcasting, bruiting, bruiting about, circulation,
     circumfusion, crossbreeding, diffraction, diffusion, dilution,
     dispensation, dispersal, dispersion, display, dissemination,
     dissipation, dissogeny, distribution, divergence, endogamy,
     engenderment, evaporation, evulgation, expansion, fragmentation,
     generation, inbreeding, issuance, issue, linebreeding,
     multiplication, outbreeding, peppering, periodical, printing,
     procreation, proliferation, promulgation, publication, publishing,
     radiation, scattering, scatterment, shotgun pattern, sowing,
     spattering, splay, spread, spreading, spreading abroad, sprinkling,
     strewing, telecasting, ventilation, volatilization, xenogamy
  
  

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