The action of creeping forward; a slow advance.
Etymology: < classical Latin prōrept-, past participial stem of prōrēpere to creep forward ( < prō- pro- prefix1 + rēpere to creep: see repent adj.2) + -ion suffix1.
1656 T. Blount Glossographia, Prorepsion, a creeping forward, a stealing forward by little and little, a growing, spreading, or coming forth.
1658 J. Robinson Endoxa x. 55 The slow proreption of every Sidus, out of his proper Sign.
1682 R. Harrison Strange Relation suddain & violent Tempest 4 You might have beheld an unusual Proreption of Animalcles out of the Bowels of the Earth, hunting and searching about for Food.