propagation mid-15c., from O.Fr. propagacion (13c.), from L. propagationem (nom. propagatio) "a propagation, extension," noun of action from propagare "multiply plants by layers, breed," from propago (gen. propaginis) "that which propagates, offspring," from pro- "forth" (see PRO- (Cf. pro-)) + *pag-, root of pangere "to fasten" (see PACT (Cf. pact)).

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