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noun trans·mit·ter \tran(t)s-ˈmi-tər, tranz-; ˈtran(t)s-ˌ, ˈtranz-\

Definition of transmitter

  1. :  one that transmits: such asa :  an apparatus for transmitting radio or television signalsb :  neurotransmitter

Examples of transmitter in a Sentence

  1. Mosquitoes are the main transmitters of the disease.

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First Known Use of transmitter

1727


TRANSMITTER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of transmitter for English Language Learners

  • : a device that sends out radio or television signals

  • : a person or thing that causes something to be spread or transmitted to others


TRANSMITTER Defined for Kids

transmitter

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noun trans·mit·ter \trans-ˈmi-tər\

Definition of transmitter for Students

  1. 1 :  someone or something that transmits something

  2. 2 :  the part of a telephone that includes the mouthpiece and a device that picks up sound waves and sends them over the wire

  3. 3 :  a device that sends out radio or television signals


Medical Dictionary

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noun trans·mit·ter \-ˈmit-ər\

Medical Definition of transmitter

  1. :  one that transmits; specifically :  neurotransmitter



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