Definition of transmit
1a : to send or convey from one person or place to another : forwardb : 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 lightb : 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.
Recent Examples of transmit from the Web
Doctors learned that HIV could be transmitted through blood transfusions, and that women can get HIV and pass it on to babies in the womb or through breast milk.
The utility transmits and delivers electricity and natural gas to 3.7 million customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
And cellphones, no matter how advanced or primitive, continuously transmit location data in ways that surveillance gear can collect.
Mosquitoes can transmit the West Nile virus, which can be fatal in some cases in humans.
Brotcorne told Owens that her research offers insight into how primates plan, understand their own actions, and transmit information between groups.
Treatments also included a Rife machine, a device that transmits radio waves that purportedly treat cancer.
The bike's sensors collect data like revolutions per minute, speed, and distance, which is transmitted via the Internet to the company.
Machine learning began with the creation of neural networks -- computational models that mimic the way nerve cells, or neurons, transmit information around our bodies.
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Origin and Etymology of transmit
Middle English transmitten, from Latin transmittere, from trans- + mittere to send
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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 abnormalityb: to convey (infection) abroad or to another mosquitoes transmit malariac: to cause (energy) to be conveyed through space or a medium substances that transmit nerve impulses
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