Carrier meaning

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A person, animal, or plant that serves as a host for a pathogen and can transmit it to others, but is immune to it. Mosquitoes are carriers of malaria.
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(medicine) A person or animal that shows no symptoms of a disease but harbors the infectious agent of that disease and is capable of transmitting it to others.
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A messenger or porter.
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The definition of a carrier is a person, thing or company that delivers something.

An example of a carrier is a postal worker who delivers mail.

An example of a carrier is a cat carrier that you would use to take your cat to the vet.

An example of a carrier is the company such as AT&T that provides your telephone service.

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A telecommunications company.
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(1) An organization that provides communications and networking services. See common carrier, private carrier and MVNO.
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A mobile network operator; wireless carrier.
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(radio, tv) The steady transmitted wave whose amplitude, frequency, or phase is modulated by the signal.
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An aircraft carrier.
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A signal such as radio, sound, or light that is modulated to transmit information.
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An inert material added to an active ingredient to aid in the application and/or the effectiveness of active ingredient.
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A certified airline.
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(engineering) That which drives or carries.
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A Northern Athabaskan language spoken in Canada. Sometimes considered to be three separate languages; Southern Carrier, Northern Carrier and Central Carrier.
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One that transports or conveys.

Baggage carriers; a message carrier.

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A mechanism or device by which something is conveyed or conducted.
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(medicine) A person or animal that shows no symptoms of a disease but harbors the infectious agent of that disease and is capable of transmitting it to others.
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(genetics) An individual that carries one gene for a particular recessive trait. A carrier does not express the trait but, when mated with another carrier, can produce offspring that do.
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(physics) A boson, especially a gauge boson, that conveys a force or mediates an interaction between subatomic particles.
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An insurance or underwriting organization.
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A person or thing that carries, as one who delivers mail or newspapers, or a train, bus, airplane, etc.
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A container, support, or course in or on which something is carried or conducted, as a mechanical part or device or a water conduit.
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Any of various contrivances for carrying a baby or small pet.
  • A portable, basketlike seat for a baby, with a handle.
  • A sling worn around the upper body of an adult and designed to hold a baby against the adult's torso.
  • A plastic cage or basket, a nylon bag, etc., designed for transporting a pet.
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A company that insures a certain person, organization, etc.
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A person or animal that carries and transmits disease germs or recessive genes, esp. a person who does not seem to be affected by them.
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(electronics) An electron, ion, hole, etc. whose movement constitutes a flow of electric current.
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A mechanism or device by which something is conveyed or conducted.
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(genetics) An individual that carries one gene for a particular recessive trait. A carrier does not express the trait but, when mated with another carrier, can produce offspring that do.
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An insurance or underwriting organization.
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An organism that carries a gene for a trait but does not show the trait itself. Carriers can produce offspring that express the trait by mating with another carrier of the same gene.
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A person or commercial enterprise (such as an airline) in the business of transporting people or goods.
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. A carrier who is legally required to accept all business from the public, so long as the approved fee for the transport of passengers or freight is paid.
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A carrier who is not legally required to accept business from the public, but who is hired in particular cases to deliver passengers or goods.
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A continuous signal, or waveform, at a certain frequency on a circuit, or within a certain frequency range, and that can be modulated to support an information-bearing signal. In other words, the carrier carries the information signal, which the transmitter impresses on the carrier by varying the signal in some fashion. The carrier also can support signaling and control information used to coordinate and manage various aspects of network operations, although signaling and control can also occur over a subcarrier frequency. A carrier also is known as a carrier wave.
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A company that provides information transport services. For example, a Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) provides local information transport services, and an Interexchange Carrier (IEC or IXC) provides transport services between LECs. A heavy carrier is facilities-based, i.e., owns the switching and transmission systems that comprise the network it uses to provide services to its customers.A light carrier is not facilities-based, i.e., leases rather than owns the network it uses to provide services.A common carrier provides message transport services to the general public and generally is regulated to a considerable extent, at least with respect to fundamental aspects of service such as availability and basic rates. See also common carrier, IXC, and LEC.
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A person or object that carries someone or something else.

Aircraft carrier.

Armored personnel carrier.

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A carrier pigeon, a newspaperese term (misnomer) for a homing pigeon, racing pigeon, racing homer, homer.
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An Old English carrier pigeon or Old English carrier (the "King of the Doos").
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A person or company in the business of shipping freight.
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A person or animal that transmits a disease to others without itself contracting the disease.
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One, such as a person, business, or organization, that deals in the transport of passengers or goods.
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Origin of carrier

  • carry + -er

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