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proliferationpro‧lif‧e‧ra‧tion /prəˌlɪfəˈreɪʃən/ noun  1 [singular, uncountable]INCREASE IN NUMBER OR AMOUNT a sudden increase in the amount or number of somethingproliferation of the proliferation of global media networks2 [uncountable]HB the very fast growth of new parts of a living thing, such as cells
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proliferationThis led to a proliferation of market-dominating, IBM-compatible machines and shrinking market share for Apple.Malignant melanoma of the skin is caused by cancerous proliferation of melanocytes.Future advances in technology may disclose other, more sensitive markers of cell proliferation whose predictive accuracy is greater.This indicates that the stimulation of cell proliferation may not be the only factor in ulcer healing by sucralfate.The mean proliferation indices within compartments were nearly identical for both assays.Shortening product life cycles and rapid product proliferation mean that investment in innovation is critical in global competition.Neither in Feyerabend's image of theory proliferation nor in Kuhn's paradigm shifts is there any simple model of progress.Where will this proliferation of athletics end?proliferation ofthe proliferation of nuclear weapons
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