transmission

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of transmitting.
  • noun The fact of being transmitted.
  • noun Something, such as a message, that is transmitted.
  • noun An automotive assembly of gears and associated parts by which power is transmitted from the engine to a driving axle.
  • noun The sending of a signal, picture, or other information from a transmitter.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of transmitting, or the state of being transmitted; transmittal; transference.
  • noun In biology, specifically, same as heredity.
  • noun In physics, a passing through, as of light through glass or other transparent body, or of radiant heat through a diathermanous body.
  • noun The apparatus and mechanism for transmitting (with transformation) the revolutions of the motor-shaft in a motor-car to the driving-wheels.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of transmitting, or the state of being transmitted.
  • noun (Law) The right possessed by an heir or legatee of transmitting to his successor or successors any inheritance, legacy, right, or privilege, to which he is entitled, even if he should die without enjoying or exercising it.
  • noun (Mech.) The mechanism within a vehicle which transmits rotational power from the engine to the axle of the wheel propelling the vehicle; it includes the gears and gear-changing mechanism as well as the propeller shaft.
  • noun The process or event of sending signals by means of a radio-frequency wave from an electronic transmitter to a receiving device.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of transmitting, e.g. data or electric power.
  • noun The fact of being transmitted.
  • noun Something that is transmitted, such as a message, picture or a disease; the sending of such a thing.
  • noun biology The passage of a nerve impulse across synapses.
  • noun automotive An assembly of gears through which power is transmitted from the engine to the driveshaft in a motor car / automobile; a gearbox.
  • noun law The right possessed by an heir or legatee of transmitting to his successor(s) any inheritance, legacy, right, or privilege, to which he is entitled, even if he should die without enjoying or exercising it.

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

  • noun communication by means of transmitted signals
  • noun the act of sending a message; causing a message to be transmitted
  • noun an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted
  • noun the gears that transmit power from an automobile engine via the driveshaft to the live axle
  • noun the fraction of radiant energy that passes through a substance

Etymologies

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

[Latin trānsmissiō, trānsmissiōn-, a sending across, from trānsmissus, past participle of trānsmittere, to transmit; see transmit.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin transmissionem (nominative of transmissio), from transmittere.

Examples

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  • Again, there are sample sentences for the word at the top of the page that do not actually contain the word! Do you need help editing?

    January 21, 2010

  • Ian, the sentences are gathered automatically. We've rolled out some new rulesets and a big batch of new data that need just a few tweaks. I've opened a support ticket for the issue.

    January 21, 2010