Meaning of TRANSMISSION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ tran(t)s-ˈmi-shən, tranz- ]


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 -ˈmi-siv adjective

• trans·mis·siv·i·ty ˌtran(t)s-(ˌ)mi-ˈsi-və-tē, ˌtranz- noun

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