verb trans·mit \tran(t)s-ˈmit, tranz-\

: to send (information, sound, etc.) in the form of electrical signals to a radio, television, computer, etc.

: to give or pass (information, values, etc.) from one person to another

: to cause (a virus, disease, etc.) to be given to others


Full Definition of TRANSMIT

transitive verb
a :  to send or convey from one person or place to another :  forward
b :  to cause or allow to spread: as
(1) :  to convey by or as if by inheritance or heredity :  hand down (2) :  to convey (infection) abroad or to another
a (1) :  to cause (as light or force) to pass or be conveyed through space or a medium (2) :  to admit the passage of :  conduct <glass transmits light>
b :  to send out (a signal) either by radio waves or over a wire
intransitive verb
:  to send out a signal either by radio waves or over a wire
trans·mit·ta·ble \-ˈmi-tə-bəl\ adjective
trans·mit·tal \-ˈmi-təl\ noun

Examples of TRANSMIT

  1. The technology allows data to be transmitted by cellular phones.
  2. transmitting and receiving radio signals
  3. The radio transmits on two different frequencies.
  4. the different ways that people transmit their values
  5. The disease is transmitted by sexual contact.

Origin of TRANSMIT

Middle English transmitten, from Latin transmittere, from trans- + mittere to send
First Known Use: 15th century


transitive verb trans·mit \tran(t)s-ˈmit, tranz-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRANSMIT

:  to pass, transfer, or convey from one person or place to another: as a :  to pass or convey by heredity <transmit a genetic abnormality> b :  to convey (infection) abroad or to another <mosquitoes transmit malaria> c :  to cause (energy) to be conveyed through space or a medium <substances that transmit nerve impulses>


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