proliferation


proliferation
01. The [proliferation] of nuclear weapons endangers all life on our planet.
02. There has been a [proliferation] of English Second Language schools in our city over the last ten years, and students have to be careful to choose one that is legitimate.
03. Cell phones have [proliferated] at an alarming rate, and many people are concerned that not enough attention has been paid to potential health risks.
04. A Pakistani scientist is believed to be behind the [proliferation] of nuclear weapons in places such as Libya and Iran.
05. In recent months, the [proliferation] of weapons of mass destruction has become the major concern of the international community.
06. The [proliferation] of illegal drugs in this country has become a serious social problem.
07. A CIA report has suggested that China is responsible for the [proliferation] of nuclear, chemical and biological weapon-related equipment and missile systems in unstable regions of the world.
08. Scientists have produced a drug which is given to cows to aid in the [proliferation] of certain cells responsible for producing milk.
09. Wireless Internet hotspots have [proliferated], so nowadays you can now go online in many public buildings and private businesses.
10. The 21st century has witnessed the development of a [proliferation] of artistic styles and expanding definitions of what constitutes art.
11. Insects [proliferate] very rapidly under the right conditions.
12. There has been an incredible [proliferation] in Internet porn sites since the Worldwide Web was established.
13. Cancers form when there is an abnormal [proliferation] of certain types of cells.
14. William Cohen, American secretary of defense, once stated, "I believe the [proliferation] of weapons of mass destruction presents the greatest threat that the world has ever known."
15. Andy Rooney once suggested that Republicans believe that there would be fewer poor people to feel sorry for if the government did not encourage the [proliferation] of the least fit among us with welfare programs.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • prolifération — [ prɔliferasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1842; de prolifère 1 ♦ Bot. Apparition d une production surnuméraire sur un organe prolifère. ♢ (1869) Biol. Multiplication des cellules vivantes. Prolifération d organismes unicellulaires. Prolifération microbienne.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Proliferation — means to cause to grow or increase rapidly. 1) To grow or multiply by rapidly producing new tissue, parts, cells, or offspring. 2) To increase or spread at a rapid rate: fears that nuclear weapons might proliferate The word proliferation can… …   Wikipedia

  • Proliferation — Prolifération Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. En médecine, la prolifération est la division incontrôlée et excessive de cellules qui donne naissance à une tumeur. La plupart des cellules …   Wikipédia en Français

  • proliferation — 1867, formation or development of cells, from Fr. proliferation, from prolifere producing offspring, from L. proles offspring (see PROLIFIC (Cf. prolific)) + ferre to bear (see INFER (Cf. infer)). Meaning enlargement, extension, increase is from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Proliferation — Pro*lif er*a tion, n. [1913 Webster] 1. (Biol.) The continuous development of cells in tissue formation; cell formation. Virchow. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The production of numerous zooids by budding, especially when buds arise from other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proliferation — proliferation. См. пролиферация. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Proliferation — Proliferatiōn (Prolifikation, lat.), Knospung (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • proliferation — index augmentation, boom (increase), boom (prosperity) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Prolifération — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. En médecine, la prolifération est la division incontrôlée et excessive de cellules qui donne naissance à une tumeur. La plupart des cellules se… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Proliferation — Wildwuchs; Weiterverbreitung; Wucherung * * * Pro|li|fe|ra|ti|on1 〈f. 20〉 1. 〈Med.〉 Vermehrung von Gewebe, Wucherung 2. 〈Biol.〉 Missbildung von Blüten [<lat. proles „Nachkommenschaft“ + ferre „tragen“] Pro|li|fe|ra|tion2 〈[ rɛıʃən] f.; ; unz.〉 …   Universal-Lexikon