Definitions

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

  • intransitive verb To send from one person, thing, or place to another; convey. synonym: send.
  • intransitive verb To cause to spread; pass on.
  • intransitive verb To impart or convey to others by heredity.
  • intransitive verb To impart or convey to others by inheritance.
  • intransitive verb To pass along (news or information); communicate.
  • intransitive verb Electronics To send (a signal), as by wire or radio.
  • intransitive verb Physics To cause (a disturbance) to propagate through a medium.
  • intransitive verb To convey (force or energy) from one part of a mechanism to another.
  • intransitive verb To send out a signal.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To send over, onward, or along; hand along or down; transfer; communicate: as, to transmit a letter or a memorial; to transmit despatches.
  • To suffer to pass through; conduct.

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

  • transitive verb To cause to pass over or through; to communicate by sending; to send from one person or place to another; to pass on or down as by inheritance.
  • transitive verb To suffer to pass through.

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

  • verb transitive To send or convey something from one person, place or thing to another.
  • verb transitive To spread or pass on something such as a disease or a signal.
  • verb transitive To impart, convey or hand down something by inheritance or heredity.
  • verb transitive To communicate news or information.
  • verb transitive To convey energy or force through a mechanism.
  • verb intransitive To send out a signal (as opposed to receive).

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

  • verb transfer to another
  • verb transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
  • verb broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
  • verb send from one person or place to another

Etymologies

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

[Middle English transmitten, from Latin trānsmittere : trāns-, trans- + mittere, to send.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English transmitten, from Latin trānsmittō ("transmit", v, literally "over-send"). See also oversend.

Examples

  • One does not have to believe in the accuracy of these numbers; the message they transmit is pretty clear anyway.

    Robert M. Solow - Prize Lecture

  • At that point, Node C also knows the direction the message must transmit, which is away from Node B, or toward Node D.

    Engineering Hardware-Software

  • At that point, Node C also knows the direction the message must transmit, which is away from Node B, or toward Node D.

    Engineering Hardware-Software

  • "We changed the SIM card and it was able to transmit, which is to say that the system works," he said.

    Elections - fresh news by plazoo.com

  • At that point, Node C also knows the direction the message must transmit, which is away from Node B, or toward Node D.

    Engineering Hardware-Software

  • The major performance gain with 802. 11n comes from the ability to transmit multiple independent signals, called transmit chains, in the same frequency band; the more transmit chains, the higher the transmission rate.

    No Jitter

  • Since DPD is a feedback loop, the receiver (also called a transmit observation path receiver) benefits from low latency; a faster loop leads to better efficiency in the PA and therefore even lower power consumption.

    Electronicstalk - electronics industry news

  • Of course, some are reading on their laptops, and some are writing only for their bosses, but I suspect that most are on "transmit" rather than "receive."

    Producers of the World, Unite!

  • I think maybe we're going to put our thumbs up for Roy now, if he's watching, and maybe all of our viewers could put thumbs up to kind of transmit a feeling of good will to him.

    CNN Transcript Nov 14, 2003

  • Our helper at Luton resignedly told Kris to press the 'transmit' button and say nothing, then turn left and after two minutes transmit again, and he told us he now knew which blip we were on his dial, and he knew what we should steer to reach him, but he couldn't tell how far away we were from him, and he wouldn't know until he could see us on his doorstep.

    Second Wind

Comments

New comments are temporarily disabled while we update our database.