carrier

Definitions

General English

General Science

  • noun someone who has an infectious disease without showing symptoms, who may then infect other people
  • noun a healthy person who carries a genetic variation that causes a hereditary disease, e.g. haemophilia
  • noun a neutral substance to which an active ingredient is added

Agriculture

  • noun an organism that carries disease and infects other organisms, e.g. an insect that transmits the parasite causing malaria

Aviation

  • noun a person or organisation that carries people or goods from one place to another
  • noun a frame or bag in which objects can be carried

Commerce

  • noun a vehicle or ship that transports goods

Economics

  • A firm that provides transportation of persons or goods.

Law

  • noun a person or company which takes goods from one place to another

Media Studies

  • noun a company that conveys telecommunications messages
  • noun a high frequency electromagnetic wave that is modulated to carry a signal in radio or television transmission

Medical

  • noun a person who carries bacteria of a disease in his or her body and who can transmit the disease to others without showing any signs of being infected with it
  • noun a healthy person who carries a chromosome variation that gives rise to a hereditary disease such as haemophilia or Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Military

  • noun a person or thing which carries something

Publishing

  • noun a substance that holds the ink for photocopying or printing processes
  • noun a device that holds a section of microfilm

Travel

  • noun a company that transports goods or passengers
  • noun somebody who carries the bacteria of a disease in their body and who can transmit the disease to others without showing any sign of it themselves
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