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Barrier vs. Carrier — What's the Difference?

Barrier vs. Carrier — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Barrier and Carrier

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Barrier

A fence or other obstacle that prevents movement or access
The mountain barrier between Norway and Sweden
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Carrier

One that transports or conveys
Baggage carriers.
A message carrier.
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Barrier

A material formation or structure, such as a mountain range or wall, that prevents passage or access.
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Carrier

One, such as a person, business, or organization, that deals in the transport of passengers or goods.
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Barrier

Something immaterial that obstructs or impedes
Lack of education can be a barrier to success.
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Carrier

A mechanism or device by which something is conveyed or conducted.
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Barrier

(Physiology) A membrane, tissue, or mechanism that blocks the passage of certain substances.
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Carrier

(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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Barrier

(Ecology) A physical or biological factor that limits the migration, interbreeding, or free movement of individuals or populations.
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Carrier

(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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Barrier

A movable gate that keeps racehorses in line before the start of a race.
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Carrier

(Physics) A boson, especially a gauge boson, that conveys a force or mediates an interaction between subatomic particles.
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Barrier

Often barriers The palisades or fences enclosing the lists of a medieval tournament.
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Carrier

A carrier wave.
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Barrier

(Geology) An ice barrier.
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Carrier

A charge-carrying entity, especially an electron or a hole in a semiconductor.
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Barrier

A structure that bars passage.
The bus went through a railway barrier and was hit by a train.
The bomber had passed through one checkpoint before blowing himself up at a second barrier.
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Carrier

An aircraft carrier.
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Barrier

An obstacle or impediment.
Even a small fee can be a barrier for some students.
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Carrier

An insurance or underwriting organization.
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Barrier

A boundary or limit.
Few marathon runners break the three-hour time barrier.
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Carrier

A telecommunications company.
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Barrier

(grammar) A node (in government and binding theory) said to intervene between other nodes A and B if it is a potential governor for B, c-commands B, and does not c-command A.
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Carrier

A person or object that carries someone or something else.
Armored personnel carrier
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Barrier

(physiology) A separation between two areas of the body where specialized cells allow the entry of certain substances but prevent the entry of others.
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Carrier

Ellipsis of aircraft carrier
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Barrier

(historical) The lists in a tournament.
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Carrier

A carrier pigeon.
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Barrier

A martial exercise of the 15th and 16th centuries.
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Carrier

A person or company in the business of shipping freight.
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Barrier

(transitive) To block or obstruct with a barrier.
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Carrier

A signal such as radio, sound, or light that is modulated to transmit information.
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Barrier

A carpentry obstruction, stockade, or other obstacle made in a passage in order to stop an enemy.
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Carrier

(telecommunication) A mobile network operator; wireless carrier.
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Barrier

A fortress or fortified town, on the frontier of a country, commanding an avenue of approach.
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Carrier

(aviation) A certified airline.
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Barrier

A fence or railing to mark the limits of a place, or to keep back a crowd.
No sooner were the barriers opened, than he paced into the lists.
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Carrier

(engineering) That which drives or carries.
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Barrier

Any obstruction; anything which hinders approach or attack.
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Carrier

A piece which communicates to an object in a lathe the motion of the faceplate; a lathe dog.
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Barrier

Any limit or boundary; a line of separation.
'Twixt that [instinct] and reason, what a nice barrier!
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Carrier

A spool holder or bobbin holder in a braiding machine.
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Barrier

A structure or object that impedes free movement
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Carrier

A movable piece in magazine guns which transfers the cartridge to a position from which it can be thrust into the barrel.
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Barrier

Any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective;
Intolerance is a barrier to understanding
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Carrier

A movable piece in a planetary gear train.
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Barrier

Anything serving to maintain separation by obstructing vision or access
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Carrier

(chemistry) A catalyst or other intermediary in a chemical reaction.
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Carrier

A person or other organism that has a genetic trait, mutation or infection liable to cause a disease, but displays no symptoms.
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Carrier

A charge carrier.
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Carrier

A liquid or gas used as a medium for another substance.
Linseed oil used as the carrier for pigment in oil painting
Inert carrier gas, which transports a chemical reactant
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Carrier

One who, or that which, carries or conveys; a messenger.
The air which is but . . . a carrier of the sounds.
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Carrier

One who is employed, or makes it his business, to carry goods for others for hire; a porter; a teamster.
The roads are crowded with carriers, laden with rich manufactures.
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Carrier

That which drives or carries; as: (a) A piece which communicates to an object in a lathe the motion of the face plate; a lathe dog. (b) A spool holder or bobbin holder in a braiding machine. (c) A movable piece in magazine guns which transfers the cartridge to a position from which it can be thrust into the barrel.
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Carrier

Someone whose employment involves carrying something;
The bonds were transmitted by carrier
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Carrier

A self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something;
Refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business
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Carrier

A large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for take-offs and landings
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Carrier

An inactive substance that is a vehicle for a radioactive tracer of the same substance and that assists in its recovery after some chemical reaction
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Carrier

A person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages
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Carrier

A radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal
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Carrier

A man who delivers the mail
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Carrier

A boy who delivers newspapers
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Carrier

A person who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others
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Carrier

A rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage or skis or the like
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