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Meaning of “contagion” in the English Dictionary

"contagion" in British English

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contagionnoun [U]

uk   us   /kənˈteɪ.dʒən/ formal
the ​situation in which a ​disease is ​spread by ​touching someone or something: The ​doctor says there's no ​chance/​danger of contagion. the ​situation in which ​feelings, ​ideas, or ​problemsspread from one ​place to another: Brazil's ​stockmarkets were ​battered by contagion from the ​problems in other ​emergingmarkets.
(Definition of contagion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"contagion" in Business English

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contagionnoun [U]

uk   us   /kənˈteɪdʒən/
ECONOMICS the fact of ​economic problems in one country, ​region, etc. ​spreading to another: Brazil's ​stockmarkets were battered by contagion from the problems in other ​emergingmarkets. The ​planned mega-merger was intended to fortify the ​industry against financial contagion.
(Definition of contagion from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “contagion”
in Chinese (Simplified) 接触传染…
in Chinese (Traditional) 接觸傳染…
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