re·​trans·​mit (ˌ)rē-tran(t)s-ˈmit How to pronounce retransmit (audio)
retransmitted; retransmitting

transitive + intransitive

: to transmit (something) back or again
retransmit a signal
retransmitting data
If the system sends a document and gets a busy signal, it will automatically try to retransmit after a preset interval.Datamation

Examples of retransmit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Zoom coordinates a call, its servers receive and then retransmit the video and audio of all the participants, learning who’s talking and what’s said. Barath Raghavan, IEEE Spectrum, 5 Nov. 2023 The Automatic Packet Reporting System relies on a backbone of digital repeaters, or digipeaters, that repeatedly retransmit messages sent by handheld and other radios. IEEE Spectrum, 17 Nov. 2021 This innovative feature lets users connect to an external audio source, such as an in-flight entertainment system, and then wirelessly retransmit audio from that source to the earphones using the smart charging case. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2023 Can two people retransmit virus to each other and prolong their respective infections (and infectiousness) under these circumstances? Chronicle Advice Team, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Aug. 2022 The drop in service is happening because Dish and Tegna have not been able to reach a new carriage agreement, or the rights to carry and retransmit broadcasts. Rashika Jaipuriar, The Indianapolis Star, 7 Oct. 2021 Mink have been shown to retransmit SARS-CoV-2 to humans, leading some countries to take drastic measures to prevent the pathogen from spreading on mink farms. Frank Schubert, Scientific American, 20 July 2021 The commercial networks have sued Locast, too, but the organization argues that an exemption in federal law allows nonprofits to retransmit broadcast TV signals. oregonlive, 6 Apr. 2021 The trial judge, Peter Cahill, had allowed journalists and members of the public to view them on computers by appointment, but not to record or retransmit them. Steve Karnowski, Star Tribune, 26 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1628, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of retransmit was in 1628

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“Retransmit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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