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prop·a·gate

(prop'ă-gāt),
1. To reproduce; to generate.
2. To move along a fiber, for example, propagation of the nerve impulse.
[L. propago, pp. -atus, to generate, reproduce]

propagate

(prŏp′ə-gāt′)
v. propa·gated, propa·gating, propa·gates
v.tr.
1. To cause (an organism) to multiply or breed.
2. To breed (offspring).
3. To transmit (characteristics) from one generation to another.
4. Physics To cause (a wave, for example) to move in some direction or through a medium; transmit.
v.intr.
1. To have offspring; multiply.
2. To extend to a broader area or larger number; spread.
3. Physics To move through a medium.

prop′a·ga·ble (-gə-bəl) adj.
prop′a·ga′tive adj.
prop′a·ga′tor n.

prop·a·gate

(prop'ă-gāt)
1. To reproduce; to generate.
2. To move along a fiber, e.g., propagation of the nerve impulse.
[L. propago, pp. -atus, to generate, reproduce]

propagate

  1. to reproduce by natural or artifical means.
  2. (nerve impulse) to travel along a nerve fibre without losing strength.

prop·a·gate

(prop'ă-gāt)
1. To reproduce; to generate.
2. To move along a fiber, e.g., propagation of the nerve impulse.
[L. propago, pp. -atus, to generate, reproduce]
References in classic literature ?
From the strong principle of inheritance, any selected variety will tend to propagate its new and modified form.
But besides the dishonour which is thus cast on one of the most useful as well as entertaining of all kinds of writing, there is just reason to apprehend, that by encouraging such authors we shall propagate much dishonour of another kind; I mean to the characters of many good and valuable members of society; for the dullest writers, no more than the dullest companions, are always inoffensive.
Not only onward shalt thou propagate thyself, but upward
A "circuit" model explanation of why rough copper absorbs more energy than smooth copper as a signal propagates from transmitter to receiver focuses on the "current" traveling a longer path due to the rough copper.
The excited mode propagates along the plate and interacts with a crack in the plate and reaches the plate edge.
As [partial derivative]U/ [partial derivative]z approaches zero, the ray exits the dipole and slowly propagates rightward, as dictated by the positive horizontal wavenumber.
This current loop propagates down the loop, always flowing between the signal and return sides of the loop until it encounters the end of the loop, which is the light bulb.
It defines a voltage pattern that would propagate undistorted down the line, an impedance of each line when in that mode and a speed of the signal that propagates in that mode.
When a crack propagates through the enamel from the surface toward the interior of the tooth, it stops right at the junction between the enamel and the dentin.
As a neutron propagates through a medium, it accumulates different phases for its helicity states: [[phi].
For Anastasi, the medium propagates the medium, as Bent Fausing states in his catalogue text.
HIV propagates by attacking a kind of immune cell known as a helper T-cell.