Definition of transmit
1a : to send or convey from one person or place to another : forwardb : to cause or allow to spread: 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 (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
: to send out a signal either by radio waves or over a wire
transmittableplay \-ˈmi-tə-bəl\ adjective
transmittalplay \-ˈmi-təl\ 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.
Origin and Etymology of transmit
Middle English transmitten, from Latin transmittere, from trans- + mittere to send
First Known Use: 15th century
TRANSMIT Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of transmit for Students
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 Definition of transmit
: to pass, transfer, or convey from one person or place to another: asa: 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>
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