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transmit

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

Simple Definition of transmit

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of transmit

transmitted

transmitting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to send or convey from one person or place to another :  forwardb :  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

  3. 2a (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

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to send out a signal either by radio waves or over a wire

transmittable

play \-ˈmi-tə-bəl\ adjective

transmittal

play \-ˈmi-təl\ noun

Examples of transmit in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of transmit

Middle English transmitten, from Latin transmittere, from trans- + mittere to send


First Known Use: 15th century



TRANSMIT Defined for Kids

transmit

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verb trans·mit \trans-ˈmit\

Definition of transmit for Students

transmitted

transmitting

  1. 1 :  to transfer, pass, or spread from one person or place to another <transmit information> <transmit a disease>

  2. 2 :  to pass on by or as if by inheritance <Parents transmit traits to their offspring.>

  3. 3 :  to pass or cause to pass through space or through a material <Glass transmits light.>

  4. 4 :  to send out (a signal) by means of radio waves




Medical Dictionary

transmit

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

Medical Definition of transmit

transmitted

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transmitting

  1. :  to pass, transfer, or convey from one person or place to another: asa:  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>




Law Dictionary

transmit

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transitive verb trans·mit \tranz-ˈmit, trans-\

Legal Definition of transmit

transmitted

transmitting

  1. 1 :  to send or convey from one person or place to another

  2. 2 :  to transfer especially by inheritance

transmittable

\-ˈmi-tə-bəl\ play adjective

transmittal

\-ˈmit-əl\ play noun




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