Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » P » Prokayotae ... Promulgation

PROLIFERATION

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does proliferation mean? 

PROLIFERATION (noun)
  The noun PROLIFERATION has 2 senses:

1. growth by the rapid multiplication of parts
2. a rapid increase in number (especially a rapid increase in the number of deadly weapons)

  Familiarity information: PROLIFERATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROLIFERATION (noun)


Sense 1proliferation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Growth by the rapid multiplication of parts

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("proliferation" is a kind of...):

development; growing; growth; maturation; ontogenesis; ontogeny ((biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level)


Sense 2proliferation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A rapid increase in number (especially a rapid increase in the number of deadly weapons)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Context example:

the proliferation of nuclear weapons

Hypernyms ("proliferation" is a kind of...):

growth; increase; increment (a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important)

Antonym:

non-proliferation; nonproliferation (the prevention of something increasing or spreading (especially the prevention of an increase in the number of countries possessing nuclear weapons))


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." (English proverb)

"The guilty man flees unpersecuted" (Bulgarian proverb)

"If talk is silver then silence is gold." (Arabic proverb)

"Life is just as long as the time it takes for someone to pass by a window." (Corsican proverb)

 PROLIFERATION: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.0956 seconds




AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the AudioEnglish.org dictionary to your list of search providers.


Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other popular searches: