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English noun: proliferation

1. proliferation (process) growth by the rapid multiplication of parts


Broader (hypernym)development, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny

2. proliferation (process) a rapid increase in number (especially a rapid increase in the number of deadly weapons)


SamplesThe proliferation of nuclear weapons.


Broader (hypernym)growth, increase, increment


Antonymsnon-proliferation, nonproliferation









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