transmit

verb
trans·mit | \tran(t)s-ˈmit, tranz-\
transmitted; transmitting

Definition of transmit 

transitive verb

1a : 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

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 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

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Other Words from transmit

transmittable \tran(t)s-ˈmi-tə-bəl, tranz- \ adjective
transmittal \tran(t)s-ˈmi-tᵊl, tranz- \ 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.
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On Monday, a federal jury found Sparks guilty of six counts of theft of trade secrets, six counts of uploading trade secrets and one count of transmitting trade secrets. Matthew Ormseth, courant.com, "Former Employee Of Groton Defense Contractor Requests New Trial After Conviction For Stealing Navy Secrets," 12 July 2018 But these days around 80% of 911 calls come from cellphones, and even though mobile devices are capable of transmitting their location, that information isn’t available to 911 dispatchers. Hallie Detrick, Fortune, "Cellphone Calls to 911 Can Be Catastrophically Bad. Apple Has a Plan to Fix Them.," 18 June 2018 Other sites said proper treatment would almost eliminate her risk of transmitting the virus to her husband, who was uninfected, or their baby. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, "Russia’s HIV/AIDS epidemic is getting worse, not better," 11 June 2018 Nicholas Zuckerman, 24, was indicted on two counts of transmitting in interstate and foreign commerce a threat to injure the person of another, according to a statement from the District of Massachusetts US Attorney's Office. Amir Vera, CNN, "Arizona man arrested for threatening to attack Harvard Black Commencement in 2017," 9 June 2018 Nicholas Zuckerman, 24, was arrested Friday night and charged with two counts of transmitting in interstate and foreign commerce a threat to injure the person of another, according to a statement from the US attorney’s office. Alana Levene, BostonGlobe.com, "Arizona man arrested for encouraging ‘violence and death’ at Harvard Black Commencement," 9 June 2018 Radulovic was indicted on one count of transmitting in interstate and foreign commerce a threat to injure the person of another, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's office in Massachusetts. Ryan Martin, Indianapolis Star, "Avon man used 4chan to threaten white supremacists after Charlottesville, authorities say," 8 June 2018 This puts them at risk of developing AIDS and increases the risk of transmitting the virus to others. Julia Belluz, Vox, "A primer for Donald Trump: HIV and HPV are completely different viruses," 18 May 2018 That’s a whole other part of the Gates funding portfolio—things like the attempt to genetically engineer an antiparasitical mosquito, which would be incapable of transmitting malaria. Felix Salmon, WIRED, "Musk, Zuckerberg, Bezos, and Ethically Iffy ‘Philanthropy," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of transmit

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

History and Etymology for transmit

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

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Phrases Related to transmit

sexually transmitted disease

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transmit

verb

English Language Learners Definition of transmit

: 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

verb
trans·mit | \trans-ˈmit \
transmitted; transmitting

Kids Definition of transmit

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

transmit

transitive verb
trans·mit | \tran(t)s-ˈmit, tranz- \
transmitted; transmitting

Medical Definition of transmit 

: 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

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transmit

transitive verb
trans·mit | \tranz-ˈmit, trans- \
transmitted; transmitting

Legal Definition of transmit 

1 : to send or convey from one person or place to another

2 : to transfer especially by inheritance

Other Words from transmit

transmittable \-ˈmi-tə-bəl \ adjective
transmittal \-ˈmit-ᵊl \ noun

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