verb (used with object), propagated, propagating.
to cause (an organism) to multiply by any process of natural reproduction from the parent stock.
to reproduce (itself, its kind, etc.), as an organism does.
to transmit (hereditary features or elements) to, or through, offspring.
to spread (a report, doctrine, practice, etc.) from person to person; disseminate.
to cause to increase in number or amount.
to create (an effect) at a distance, as by electromagnetic waves, compression waves, etc., traveling through space or a physical medium; transmit:
to propagate sound.
verb (used without object), propagated, propagating.
to multiply by any process of natural reproduction, as organisms; breed.
to increase in extent, as a structural flaw:
The crack will propagate only to this joint.
(of electromagnetic waves, compression waves, etc.) to travel through space or a physical medium.
(biology) to reproduce or cause to reproduce; breed
(transitive) (horticulture) to produce (plants) by layering, grafting, cuttings, etc
(transitive) to promulgate; disseminate
(physics) to move through, cause to move through, or transmit, esp in the form of a wave: to propagate sound
(transitive) to transmit (characteristics) from one generation to the next
propagate prop·a·gate (prŏp’ə-gāt’)
v. prop·a·gat·ed, prop·a·gat·ing, prop·a·gates
To cause an organism to multiply or breed.
To breed offspring.
To transmit characteristics from one generation to another.
To cause to move in some direction or through a medium, such as a wave or a nerve impulse.
or self-propelling [self-pruh-peld, self-] /ˈsɛlf prəˈpɛld, ˌsɛlf-/ adjective 1. propelled by itself. 2. (of a vehicle) propelled by its own engine, motor, or the like, rather than drawn or pushed by a horse, locomotive, etc. 3. (of a gun or a rocket launcher) having a vehicle as a base. self-propelled adjective 1. (of a vehicle) […]
[self-pruh-puhl-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlf prəˈpʌl ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/ noun 1. propulsion by a vehicle’s own engine, motor, or the like.
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