Simple Definition of transmission
: the act or process of sending electrical signals to a radio, television, computer, etc.
: something (such as a message or broadcast) that is transmitted to a radio, television, etc.
: the act or process by which something is spread or passed from one person or thing to another
Full Definition of transmission
1 : an act, process, or instance of transmitting <transmission of a nerve impulse across a synapse>
2 : the passage of radio waves in the space between transmitting and receiving stations; also : the act or process of transmitting by radio or television
3 : an assembly of parts including the speed-changing gears and the propeller shaft by which the power is transmitted from an engine to a live axle; also : the speed-changing gears in such an assembly
4 : something that is transmitted : message
transmissiveplay \-ˈmi-siv\ adjective
transmissivityplay \ˌtran(t)s-(ˌ)mi-ˈsi-və-tē, ˌtranz-\ noun
Examples of transmission in a sentence
The equipment is used for the transmission of television signals.
We are receiving a live transmission from the scene of the accident.
the transmission of knowledge from one generation to the next
My car has a manual transmission.
This car comes with automatic transmission.
Origin and Etymology of transmission
Middle French, from Latin transmission-, transmissio, from transmittere to transmit
First Known Use: 1611
TRANSMISSION Defined for Kids
Definition of transmission for Students
1 : an act or process of transmitting, spreading, or passing along <the transmission of a disease>
2 : the gears that pass power from the engine to the axle that gives motion to a motor vehicle
Legal Definition of transmission
: an act, process, or instance of transmitting
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