germination vs sprouting what difference

what is difference between germination and sprouting

English

Etymology

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Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

germination (countable and uncountable, plural germinations)

  1. The process of germinating; the beginning of vegetation or growth from a seed or spore; the first development of germs, either animal or vegetable.

Usage notes

  • Not to be confused with gemination.

Translations


French

Pronunciation

Noun

germination f (plural germinations)

  1. germination


English

Verb

sprouting

  1. present participle of sprout

Noun

sprouting (plural sproutings)

  1. The act by which something sprouts.
    • 2009, Alan Dawley, Class and Community (page 196)
      The historical record before the war and after shows a tendency toward independent political action in the recurrent sproutings of numerous Labor Reform and Workingmen’s parties []

Anagrams

  • outspring, posturing, spring out, stuporing

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