transmit[trans mit′, tranz-]
- When you give someone a cold you have, this is an example of a situation where you transmit the cold virus.
- When you cause information to be shared with a new person, this is an example of a situation where you transmit information.
- When you broadcast a TV show, this is an example of a situation where you transmit the TV show.
To transmit is to transfer, or cause something to be transferred from one person to another or one place to another.
transitive verbtransmitted, transmitting
- to send or cause to go from one person or place to another, esp. across intervening space or distance; transfer; dispatch; convey
- to pass along; impart (a disease, etc.)
- to hand down to others by heredity, inheritance, etc.
- to communicate (news, etc.)
- to cause (light, heat, sound, etc.) to pass through air or some other medium: the sun transmits heat and light
- to allow the passage of; conduct: water transmits sound
- to convey (force, movement, etc.) from one mechanical part to another
- to send out (radio or television broadcasts, etc.) by electromagnetic waves
Origin of transmitMiddle English transmitten ; from Classical Latin transmittere ; from trans-, trans- + mittere, to send: see mission
to send out radio or television signals
verbtrans·mit·ted, trans·mit·ting, trans·mits
- To send from one person, thing, or place to another; convey. See Synonyms at send1.
- To cause to spread; pass on: transmit an infection.
- a. To impart or convey to others by heredity.b. To impart or convey to others by inheritance.
- To pass along (news or information); communicate.
- a. Electronics To send (a signal), as by wire or radio.b. Physics To cause (a disturbance) to propagate through a medium.
- To convey (force or energy) from one part of a mechanism to another.
To send out a signal.
Origin of transmitMiddle English transmitten, from Latin trānsmittere : trāns-, trans- + mittere, to send.
(third-person singular simple present transmits, present participle transmitting, simple past and past participle transmitted)
- To send or convey something from one person, place or thing to another.
- To spread or pass on something such as a disease or a signal.
- To impart, convey or hand down something by inheritance or heredity.
- To communicate news or information.
- To convey energy or force through a mechanism.
- (intransitive) To send out a signal (as opposed to receive).