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Main Entry: car·ri·er
Pronunciation: primarystresskar-emacron-schwar
Function: noun
1 : one that carries <mail carrier>
2 : a person or firm engaged in transporting passengers or goods
3 a : a bearer and transmitter of disease germs; especially : one who carries germs of a disease (as typhoid fever) in his or her system but is immune to the disease b : one who has a gene for a trait or condition (as sickle-cell anemia) that is not expressed in his or her system
4 : an electric wave or alternating current that is used to send signals (as for radio, television, telephone, and telegraph)

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