HyperDic: spreading

English > 3 senses of the word spreading:
NOUNeventspreading, spreadprocess or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
communicationspreading, dissemination, airing, public exposurethe opening of a subject / subject to widespread discussion and debate
actspreading, spreadact of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
spreading > pronunciation
Soundsspreh'dihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > spreading: 3 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningProcess or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space.
Synonymspread
NarrowerdiffusionThe spread of social institutions (and myths and skills) from one society to another
dispersion, scatteringSpreading 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
radiationThe spread of a group of organisms into new habitats
Broaderchange of location, travelA movement through space that changes the location of something
Spanishdiseminación, propagación
Verbsspreadspread across or over
English > spreading: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe opening of a subject / subject to widespread discussion and debate.
Synonymsdissemination, airing, public exposure
NarrowercirculationThe dissemination of copies of periodicals (as newspapers or magazines)
propagation, extensionThe spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions
Broadertransmissioncommunication by means of transmitted signals
Spanishdifusión, divulgación, propagació
Catalandifusió, divulgació, propagació
Verbsspreadcause to become widely known
English > spreading: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningAct of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time.
Synonymspread
NarrowercirculationThe spread or transmission of something (as news or money) to a wider group or area
decentralization, decentralisationThe spread of power away from the center to local branches or governments
dispersion, dispersal, dissemination, diffusionThe act of dispersing / dispersing or diffusing something
scatter, scattering, strewingThe act of scattering
BroaderextensionAct of expanding in scope
Spanishdifusión, extensión, propagación
Catalandifusió, extensió, propagació
Verbsspreaddistribute or disperse widely

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