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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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