Meaning of TRANSMISSION in English


— transmissive /trans mis"iv, tranz-/ , adj. — transmissively , adv. — transmissiveness , n.

/trans mish"euhn, tranz-/ , n.

1. the act or process of transmitting.

2. the fact of being transmitted.

3. something that is transmitted.

4. Mach.

a. transference of force between machines or mechanisms, often with changes of torque and speed.

b. a compact, enclosed unit of gears or the like for this purpose, as in an automobile.

5. Radio and Television. the broadcasting of electromagnetic waves from one location to another, as from a transmitter to a receiver.

6. Physics. transmittance.

[ 1605-15; transmission- (s. of transmissio ) a sending across, equiv. to transmiss ( us ) (ptp. of transmittere to send across) + -ion- -ION. See TRANS-, MISSION ]

Syn. 1, 2. transfer, passage, passing, conveyance.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .