Meaning of TRANSMISSION in English


/ trænsˈmɪʃn; NAmE ; trænz-/ noun ( formal )


[ U ] the act or process of passing sth from one person, place or thing to another

SYN transfer :

the transmission of the disease

the risk of transmission


[ U ] the act or process of sending out an electronic signal or message or of broadcasting a radio or television programme :

the transmission of computer data along telephone lines

a break in transmission (= of a radio or television broadcast) due to a technical fault


[ C ] a radio or television message or broadcast :

a live transmission from Sydney


[ U , C ] the system in a vehicle by which power is passed from the engine to the wheels



early 17th cent.: from Latin transmissio(n-) (see trans- , mission ).

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.