Definition of proliferation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//prəˌlɪfəˈreɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//prəˌlɪfəˈreɪʃn//
[uncountable, singular]
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the sudden increase in the number or amount of something; a large number of a particular thing attempts to prevent cancer cell proliferation a proliferation of personal computers Word Originmid 19th cent.: from French prolifération, from prolifère ‘proliferous, multiplying’.
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