from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that transmits: a transmitter of disease.
- n. An electronic device that generates and amplifies a carrier wave, modulates it with a meaningful signal derived from speech or other sources, and radiates the resulting signal from an antenna.
- n. The portion of a telephone that converts the incident sounds into electrical impulses that are conveyed to a remote receiver.
- n. A telegraphic sending instrument.
- n. A neurotransmitter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. something that transmits something (in all senses).
- n. an electronic device that generates and amplifies a carrier wave, modulates it with a meaningful signal derived from speech, music, TV or other sources, and broadcasts the resulting signal from an antenna.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, transmits; specifically, that portion of a telegraphic or telephonic instrument by means of which a message is sent; -- opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See indicator, 1 .
- n. One who or that which transmits.
- n. Specifically— In telegraphy, the sending or despatching instrument, especially that under the automatic system, in which a paper strip with perforations representing the Morse or a similar alphabet is passed rapidly through an instrument called an automatic transmitter, in which contacts are made by metallic points wherever a perforation occurs, and are prevented where the paper is unpierced.
- n. In telephony, the microphonic or other apparatus, together with the funnel for receiving the voice and converging the waves of sound upon the thin iron diaphragm. See telephone.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who transmits a message
- n. any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease
- n. set used to broadcast radio or tv signals
to transmit + -er (Wiktionary)