Essential Meaning of transfer
1 : to move (someone or something) from one place to another We transferred the baby's car seat to the other car. The patient was transferred to a different hospital.
2 : to move (data, money, etc.) from one place to another electronically transfer data on the hard drive to a disk transfer funds electronically He transferred my call to another line.
3 : to cause (a disease, virus, etc.) to move from one living thing to another : transmit The virus is transferred by mosquitoes.
Full Definition of transfer
(Entry 1 of 2)
b : to cause to pass from one to another : transmit
2 : to make over the possession or control of : convey
3 : to print or otherwise copy from one surface to another by contact
Definition of transfer (Entry 2 of 2)
1a : conveyance of right, title, or interest in real or personal property from one person to another
b : removal or acquisition of property by mere delivery with intent to transfer title
b : the carryover or generalization of learned responses from one type of situation to another
4 : a place where a transfer is made (as of trains to ferries or as where one form of power is changed to another)
5 : a ticket entitling a passenger on a public conveyance to continue the trip on another route
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