Transmission definition

trăns-mĭshən, trănz-
Frequency:
Something, such as a message, that is transmitted.
noun
21
3
The fact of being transmitted.
noun
2
0
The act of transmitting, e.g. data or electric power.
noun
1
0
Something that is transmitted, such as a message, picture or a disease; the sending of such a thing.
noun
1
0
(biology) The passage of a nerve impulse across synapses.
noun
1
0
Advertisement
(automotive) An assembly of gears through which power is transmitted from the engine to the driveshaft in a motor car / automobile; a gearbox.
noun
1
0
An automotive assembly of gears and associated parts by which power is transmitted from the engine to a driving axle.
noun
2
2
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.

noun
1
1
The sending of a signal, picture, or other information from a transmitter.
noun
0
0
The act or process of transmitting.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
The fact of being transmitted.
noun
0
0
The passage of radio waves through space between the transmitting station and the receiving station.
noun
0
0
A transmitting or being transmitted.
noun
0
0
Something transmitted.
noun
0
0
(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.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
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.
noun
1
2

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
transmission
Plural:
transmissions

Origin of transmission

  • Latin trānsmissiō trānsmissiōn- a sending across from trānsmissus past participle of trānsmittere to transmit transmit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin transmissionem (nominative of transmissio), from transmittere.

    From Wiktionary