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Definition of "proliferation" []

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

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Use "proliferation" in a sentence
  • "I personally do whatever I can to avoid having to pronounce the word proliferation."
  • "I mean, one threat, of course, is a proliferation threat, which we're dealing with through what we call the proliferation security initiative, which is a group of nations that say, "We're not going to allow this country to proliferate.""
  • "The NP delegation also expressed concern at what it called a proliferation of human rights institutions with no co-ordination mechanisms."