Definition of transmit
- glass transmits light
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.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: 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
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to cause to suffer severely from hunger
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