transmission[trans mis̸h′ən, tranz-]
- Transmission is the act of sending something like a cold or a message, or the part of a machine that transmits power from the engine to the moving parts.
- An example of transmission is when something travels over cable wires to get to its destination.
- An example of the transmission of a virus is when a person spreads a cold virus by sneezing on someone else.
- a transmitting or being transmitted
- something transmitted
- the part of a motor vehicle, machine, etc. that transmits power from the engine to the driven members, as the wheels, by means of belts, fluids, gears, etc.
- the passage of radio waves through space between the transmitting station and the receiving station
Origin of transmissionClassical Latin transmissio ; from transmissus, past participle of transmittere
- a. The act or process of transmitting.b. The fact of being transmitted.
- Something, such as a message, that is transmitted.
- An automotive assembly of gears and associated parts by which power is transmitted from the engine to a driving axle. Also called gearbox.
- The sending of a signal, picture, or other information from a transmitter.
Origin of transmissionLatin trānsmissiō, trānsmissiōn-, a sending across, from trānsmissus, past participle of trānsmittere, to transmit; see transmit.
- The act of transmitting, e.g. data or electric power.
- The fact of being transmitted.
- Something that is transmitted, such as a message, picture or a disease; the sending of such a thing.
- (biology) The passage of a nerve impulse across synapses.
- (automotive) An assembly of gears through which power is transmitted from the engine to the driveshaft in a motor car / automobile; a gearbox.
- (law) The right possessed by an heir or legatee of transmitting to his successor(s) any inheritance, legacy, right, or privilege, to which he is entitled, even if he should die without enjoying or exercising it.
From Latin transmissionem (nominative of transmissio), from transmittere.
transmission - Computer Definition
The transfer of data over a communications channel.