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.noun
- 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: L transmissio < transmissus, pp. of transmittere
- transmissive adjective
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- 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: Latin trānsmissiō, trānsmissiōn-, a sending across, from trānsmissus, past participle of trānsmittere, to transmit; see transmit.
- trans·misˈsive adjective
transmission - Computer Definition
The transfer of data over a communications channel.
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transmission - Medical Definition
- The conveyance of disease from one person to another.
- The passage of a nerve impulse across synapses or at myoneural junctions.