from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. That can be transmitted: transmissible signals.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. able to be transmitted
  • adj. capable of being transmitted from one person to another; contagious

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being transmitted from one to another; capable of being passed through any body or substance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being transmitted, in any sense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. occurring among members of a family usually by heredity
  • adj. (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection
  • adj. inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent


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