Proliferation vs Proliferate - What's the difference?

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Proliferation is a related term of proliferate.


As a noun proliferation

is (uncountable) the process by which an organism produces others of its kind; breeding, propagation, procreation, reproduction.

As a verb proliferate is

to increase in number or spread rapidly.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

proliferation

English

Noun

  • (uncountable) The process by which an organism produces others of its kind; breeding, propagation, procreation, reproduction.
  • (countable) The act of increasing or rising; augmentation, amplification, enlargement, escalation, aggrandizement.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author= Mark Tran
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=1, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Denied an education by war , passage=One particularly damaging, but often ignored, effect of conflict on education is the proliferation of attacks on schools
  • (countable) The result of building up; buildup, accretion.
  • (uncountable) The spread of biochemical, nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction to countries not originally involved in developing them.
  • proliferate

    English

    Verb

    (proliferat)
  • To increase in number or spread rapidly.
  • The flowers proliferated rapidly all spring.
  • * {{quote-book, year=2006, author=
  • , title=Internal Combustion , chapter=2 citation , passage=But through the oligopoly, charcoal fuel proliferated throughout London's trades and industries.  By the 1200s, brewers and bakers, tilemakers, glassblowers, pottery producers, and a range of other craftsmen all became hour-to-hour consumers of charcoal.}}