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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]
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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.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

propagate

  1. to reproduce by natural or artifical means.
  2. (nerve impulse) to travel along a nerve fibre without losing strength.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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where the Green function propagators [G.sub.0] and G have the units "erg-sec per unit volume".
(ii) Use the prediction step of the new propagator [F.sub.DC] on each time interval [I.sub.n], usually an ([r.sub.0])th-order numerical method, to obtain fine approximations at the grid points on [I.sub.n] with the initial value [C.sup.0.sub.n] at [T.sub.n].
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which specifies the propagators of electromagnetic, Z-, [W.sup.[+ or -]]-boson, Higgs, and fermion fields, and the interactions between these fields.
Heller and Tomsovic's version of the Van Vleck propagator, however, is more than simply a faster way of computing a system's quantum properties.
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I know of many a gardener who gets carried away with the electric propagator.
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An electric windowsill propagator will prove to be a good investment as it can also be put to good use in spring for plug plants and seedlings.
If Fleming was as successful as reputed at germinating seed so early in the year then I imagine he must have had some kind of propagator, perhaps not a greenhouse which is too costly to heat when only a few packets of seed is involved.