transmit

verb
trans·​mit | \ tran(t)s-ˈmit How to pronounce transmit (audio) , tranz- \
transmitted; transmitting

Definition of transmit

transitive verb

1a : to send or convey from one person or place to another : forward
b : to cause or allow to spread: such as
(1) : to convey by or as if by inheritance or heredity : hand down
(2) : to convey (infection) abroad or to another
2a(1) : to cause (something, such 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

Other Words from transmit

transmittable \ tran(t)s-​ˈmi-​tə-​bəl How to pronounce transmit (audio) , tranz-​ \ adjective
transmittal \ tran(t)s-​ˈmi-​tᵊl How to pronounce transmit (audio) , tranz-​ \ noun

Examples of transmit in a Sentence

The technology allows data to be transmitted by cellular phones. transmitting and receiving radio signals The radio transmits on two different frequencies. the different ways that people transmit their values The disease is transmitted by sexual contact.
Recent Examples on the Web Thus, an animal with COVID could spawn a new variant or subvariant and transmit it back to humans. Erin Prater, Fortune, 5 Aug. 2022 But the pets can carry dangerous bacteria and transmit it to humans. Chris Smith, BGR, 7 July 2022 Russian-Israeli billionaire Yuri Milner has offered $1 million for the best design of a new message and an effective way to transmit it. Chris Impey, The Conversation, 29 Apr. 2022 Vaccinated people can still transmit the virus to others who may be more vulnerable should they get infected. Los Angeles Times, 23 Dec. 2021 But people can also transmit viruses back to animals; that’s called spillback. Eric Niiler, Wired, 1 July 2021 Such as: Can a fully vaccinated person still transmit the virus? oregonlive, 19 May 2021 Having close contacts swab their noses and get their blood drawn twice if a trial participant contracted COVID-19 will show researchers whether a vaccinated person can transmit the virus. Alex Mann, baltimoresun.com, 13 May 2021 Studies are continuing to determine whether vaccinated people can still transmit the virus to others, although many scientists consider that unlikely. New York Times, 29 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of transmit

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

History and Etymology for transmit

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

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10 Aug 2022

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More Definitions for transmit

transmit

verb
trans·​mit | \ trans-ˈmit How to pronounce transmit (audio) \
transmitted; transmitting

Kids Definition of transmit

1 : to transfer, pass, or spread from one person or place to another transmit information transmit a disease
2 : to pass on by or as if by inheritance Parents transmit traits to their offspring.
3 : to pass or cause to pass through space or through a material Glass transmits light.
4 : to send out (a signal) by means of radio waves

transmit

transitive verb
trans·​mit | \ tran(t)s-ˈmit How to pronounce transmit (audio) , tranz- How to pronounce transmit (audio) \
transmitted; transmitting

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

transmit

transitive verb
trans·​mit | \ tranz-ˈmit, trans- How to pronounce transmit (audio) \
transmitted; transmitting

Legal Definition of transmit

1 : to send or convey from one person or place to another
2 : to transfer especially by inheritance

Other Words from transmit

transmittable \ -​ˈmi-​tə-​bəl How to pronounce transmit (audio) \ adjective
transmittal \ -​ˈmit-​ᵊl How to pronounce transmit (audio) \ noun

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