Meaning of TRANSMISSION in English



Pronunciation: tran(t)s- ' mi-sh ə n, tranz-

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle French, from Latin transmission-, transmissio, from transmittere to transmit

Date: 1611

1 : an act, process, or instance of transmitting < transmission of a nerve impulse across a synapse>

2 : the passage of radio waves in the space between transmitting and receiving stations also : the act or process of transmitting by radio or television

3 : an assembly of parts including the speed-changing gears and the propeller shaft by which the power is transmitted from an engine to a live axle also : the speed-changing gears in such an assembly

4 : something that is transmitted : MESSAGE

– trans · mis · sive \ - ' mi-siv \ adjective

– trans · mis · siv · i · ty \ ˌ tran(t)s-( ˌ )mi- ' si-v ə -t ē , ˌ tranz- \ noun

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