transmission mechanism

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Noun1.transmission mechanism - any mechanism whereby an infectious agent is spread from a reservoir to a human being
airborne transmission - a transmission mechanism in the which the infectious agent is spread as an aerosol and usually enters a person through the respiratory tract
direct transmission - a transmission mechanism in which the infectious agent is transferred directly into the body via touching or biting or kissing or sexual intercourse or by droplets entering the eye or nose or mouth
indirect transmission - a transmission mechanism in which the infectious agent is transferred to the person by a fomite of vector
mechanism - a natural object resembling a machine in structure or function; "the mechanism of the ear"; "the mechanism of infection"
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Although this is just one small bit of indirect evidence, it reinforces the general observation that it may be tricky to make the more aggressive version of the empirical argument--that is, to demonstrate that the bank capital channel is the dominant piece of the transmission mechanism.
In the MPS model, the structure of the monetary transmission mechanism draws on two critical characteristics of the general "Keynesian" paradigm.
The transmission mechanism of monetary policy is given particular emphasis and the book discusses the behaviour of a number of central banks, in particular the Bank of England, the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve.
The regulator is strengthening transmission mechanism.
With the monetary transmission mechanism still not functioning properly, a rate cut is not the right policy answer," he argued.
Under S&P criteria, the lack of monetary policy flexibility is a key ratings constraint for the GCC countries, particularly in terms of exchange rate regimes, the credibility of monetary policy, and the effectiveness of the transmission mechanism via the financial system and capital markets.
Nevertheless, it seems unlikely to alter the path of Fed policy and, if anything, the modest disappointment on mortgage sales underlines flaws in the transmission mechanism that prevents low treasury and agency mortgage yields from lowering borrowing costs for the broader economy.
Highlights "the fundamental problem" of a broken monetary transmission mechanism
Asia beyond the global economic crisis; the transmission mechanism of financial shocks.
In developing economies such as Pakistan the fiscal transmission mechanism needs to he identified, as active fiscal policy is practised and large seigniorage revenues exist.
The Hi-G 4-Axis control actuator system provides command authority to support mission defined projectile maneuvers by using four motors and a power transmission mechanism that have qualified to 15,000 Gs.
The economic and human cost associated with the bovine spongiform encephalopathy outbreak fueled the need to better understand the etiologic agent of prion diseases and their basic transmission mechanism.

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