spreading

Definitions of spreading
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n act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time

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circulation
the spread or transmission of something (as news or money) to a wider group or area
diffusion, dispersal, dispersion, dissemination
the act of dispersing or diffusing something
scatter, scattering, strewing
the act of scattering
decentralisation, decentralization
the spread of power away from the center to local branches or governments
recirculation
circulation again
crop-dusting, spraying
the dispersion of fungicides or insecticides or fertilizer on growing crops (often from a low-flying aircraft)
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extension
act of expanding in scope; making more widely available

n process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space

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diffusion
the spread of social institutions (and myths and skills) from one society to another
dispersion, scattering
spreading widely or driving off
invasion
(pathology) the spread of pathogenic microorganisms or malignant cells to new sites in the body
irradiation
(physiology) the spread of sensory neural impulses in the cortex
radiation
the spread of a group of organisms into new habitats
Diaspora
the dispersion of the Jews outside Israel; from the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem in 587-86 BC when they were exiled to Babylonia up to the present time
dissipation
breaking up and scattering by dispersion
adaptive radiation
the development of many different forms from an originally homogeneous group of organisms as they fill different ecological niches
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change of location, travel
a movement through space that changes the location of something

n the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate

Synonyms:
airing, dissemination, public exposure
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circulation
the dissemination of copies of periodicals (as newspapers or magazines)
extension, propagation
the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions
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transmission
communication by means of transmitted signals

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