What is contagion?

  • (noun): An incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted.
    Synonyms: infection, transmission
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on contagion:

Contagion - Other Uses
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Contagion Effect - Controversy
... Some argue that strong linkages between countries are not necessarily contagion, and that contagion should be defined as an increase in cross-market ... Also, some scholars argue that there is actually no contagion at all, just a high level of market comovement in all periods, which is market "interdependenc ...
Contagion Effect - Explanations
... There are several branches of literatures explaining the mechanism of financial contagion ... the debt crisis of the early 1980s and 1990s, but also the observed historical pattern of contagion ... The second branch of literatures explain contagion transmission as a result of linkages among financial institutions ...
Law Of Contagion
... The law of contagion is a folk belief described axiom found in magical thinking which suggests that once two people or objects have been in contact, that a magical link persists between unless or until a formal ... The first description of the law of contagion appeared in The Golden Bough by James George Frazer ...

More definitions of "contagion":

  • (noun): The communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people.
    Example: "A contagion of mirth"
    Synonyms: infection

Famous quotes containing the word contagion:

    Who knows but this hill may one day be a Helvellyn, or even a Parnassus, and the Muses haunt here, and other Homers frequent the neighboring plains?... It was a place where gods might wander, so solemn and solitary, and removed from all contagion with the plain.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)