contagion contagion  /kən ˈteɪ dʒən/


  1. (n) any disease easily transmitted by contact
  2. (n) an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted
  3. (n) the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people


  1. The language of contagion is part of pop culture today, thanks in part to the influence of Malcolm Gladwells best-selling book The Tipping Point.
  2. Instead, its contagion from the broader credit crisis.
  3. When I spoke to Fletcher, he said that he, too, believes social-contagion effects are real.


  • Ubisoft Readying Tom Clancy MMO Shooter The Division For PlayStation 4, Xbox One (Trailer Added)

    Last night at a press briefing, Ubisoft Massive’s David Polfeldt revealed details about the just-announced Tom Clancy’s The Division, a next-generation MMO Shooter. The massive online title has some interesting concepts, but much is still unknown. We know that the game takes place in a United States stricken by a terrible contagion. We also were informed that the disease was released on purpose ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Game Informer


  1. "It's hard to deny that some of the contagion did start on Wall Street," Obama said, asserting that some firms took "wild and unjustified risks" and some government regulators were "asleep at the switch."
    on Apr 2, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  2. "If American forces were to step back from Baghdad, before it is more secure, a contagion of violence could spill out across the entire country," Bush said. "In time this violence could engulf the region."
    on Mar 19, 2007 By: President Bush Source: CNN

  3. Negotiations with Iraq's neighbors to reconcile the Sunni and Shiite populations would "prevent that conflict first fragmenting the country and then spreading like a contagion across the Middle East," Miliband said.
    on Sep 25, 2007 By: David Miliband Source: CNN International

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