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carrier

n. in general, any person or business which transports property or people by any means of conveyance (truck, auto, taxi, bus, airplane, railroad, ship), almost always for a charge. The carrier is the transportation system and not the owner or operator of the system. There are two types of carriers: common carrier (in the regular business or a public utility of transportation) and a private carrier (a party not in the business, but agrees to make a delivery or carry a passenger in a specific instance). Regular transportation systems are regulated by states and by the Interstate Commerce Commission if they cross state lines. (See: common carrier, private carrier)

carrier

see COMMON CARRIER, CARRIAGE BY ROAD.
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Carrier effects for all trade lanes are significant at the p<0.0001 level except for Pusan to Los Angeles, which is significant at the p<0.01 level.
Figure 2(b) shows the results of [[rho].sub.xx] at various driving currents I from I = 20 nA to 30000 nA at a fixed [T.sub.L] of 0.32 K, which reveals similar conductance fluctuation characteristics by current heating in the nonequilibrium regime due to the hot carrier effects in disordered two-dimensional systems [18,28-31].
If one nation acquires carrier capability, others in the region may feel compelled to acquire a counter-capability--but regional carrier effects focus on littoral operations to safeguard national interests, not on aggression.