transmit

verb trans·mit \ tran(t)s-ˈmit , tranz- \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of transmit

transmitted; transmitting
transitive verb
1 a : 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
2 a (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

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.

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Origin and Etymology of transmit

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



TRANSMIT Defined for English Language Learners

transmit

verb

Definition of transmit for English Language Learners

  • : 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


TRANSMIT Defined for Kids

transmit

verb trans·mit \ trans-ˈmit \

Definition of transmit for Students

transmitted; transmitting
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

Medical Dictionary

transmit

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

medical Definition of transmit

transmitted; transmitting
: 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

Law Dictionary

transmit

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

legal Definition of transmit

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

transmittable

play \-ˈmi-tə-bəl\ adjective

transmittal

play \-ˈmit-ᵊl\ noun


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