Translation of carrier in Spanish:

carrier

Pronunciation: /ˈkæriər; ˈkæriə(r)/

n

  • 1 (company) compañía (f) or empresa (f) de transportes the Dutch national carrier [Aviation/Aviación] la compañía or línea aérea nacional holandesa
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    • Private carriers for a York parcel delivery company were today rejoicing at the news that they are to be paid at last.
    • Since then, both carriers have undertaken costly modifications to ensure there can be no repetition of the disaster which killed all 109 people on board as well as four on the ground.
    • Tourism Ireland is also involved in co-operative marketing with carriers and the travel trade and promotions include new air services into the country.
  • 3 (of disease, gene) portador, (masculine, feminine)
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    • Asymptomatic carriers can introduce the organism into new populations.
    • Approximately two-thirds of these people with chronic infection do not themselves get sick or die of the virus, but they are carriers and can transmit it to other people.
    • The farmers were asking for government subsidies for the losses they have suffered due to fears that the animals are potential carriers of the virus.
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    • There is a 50% chance with each pregnancy that a carrier female will pass on the abnormal recessive gene.
    • A male can't pass the gene for hemophilia to his sons, though all his daughters will be carriers of the disease gene.
    • If no disease is present then the gene is recessive; the person is a carrier, but may pass on the defective gene to the offspring.

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