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proliferation

 
Noun proliferation has 2 senses
  1. proliferation - growth by the rapid multiplication of parts
    --1 is a kind of
    growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis
    Derived forms: verb proliferate2, verb proliferate1
  2. proliferation - a rapid increase in number (especially a rapid increase in the number of deadly weapons); "the proliferation of nuclear weapons"
    --2 is a kind of
    increase, increment, growth
    Antonyms: nonproliferation, non-proliferation
    Derived forms: verb proliferate2, verb proliferate1
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