Definitions for transmissiontrænsˈmɪʃ ən, trænz-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

trans•mis•siontrænsˈmɪʃ ən, trænz-(n.)

  1. the act or process of transmitting.

  2. the fact of being transmitted.

  3. something that is transmitted.

  4. the transference of force between machines or mechanisms, often with changes of torque and speed. a compact, enclosed unit of gears or the like for this purpose.

    Category: Machinery

  5. the broadcasting of radio waves from one location to another, as from a transmitter to a receiver.

    Category: Radio and Television

Origin of transmission:

1605–15; < L trānsmissiō trip to the other side =trānsmitt(ere) to send across (see transmit ) +-tiō -tion


Princeton's WordNet

  1. transmission, transmittal, transmitting(noun)

    the act of sending a message; causing a message to be transmitted

  2. transmission(noun)

    communication by means of transmitted signals

  3. transmittance, transmission(noun)

    the fraction of radiant energy that passes through a substance

  4. infection, contagion, transmission(noun)

    an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted

  5. transmission, transmission system(noun)

    the gears that transmit power from an automobile engine via the driveshaft to the live axle

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. transmission(noun)ænsˈmɪʃ ən, trænz-

    the process of broadcasting TV or radio signals, or these signals

    Transmission was interrupted during the storm.

  2. transmissionænsˈmɪʃ ən, trænz-

    the process of spreading disease, illness, etc.

    the transmission of germs

  3. transmissionænsˈmɪʃ ən, trænz-

    the part of an engine that sends power to the wheels of the vehicle it is in

    transmission failure


  1. transmission(Noun)

    The act of transmitting, e.g. data or electric power.

  2. transmission(Noun)

    The fact of being transmitted.

  3. transmission(Noun)

    Something that is transmitted, such as a message, picture or a disease; the sending of such a thing.

  4. transmission(Noun)

    The passage of a nerve impulse across synapses.

  5. transmission(Noun)

    An assembly of gears through which power is transmitted from the engine to the driveshaft in a motor car / automobile; a gearbox.

  6. transmission(Noun)

    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.

  7. Origin: From transmissionem (nominative of transmissio), from transmittere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Transmission(noun)

    the act of transmitting, or the state of being transmitted; as, the transmission of letters, writings, papers, news, and the like, from one country to another; the transmission of rights, titles, or privileges, from father to son, or from one generation to another

  2. Transmission(noun)

    the right possessed by an heir or legatee of transmitting to his successor or successors any inheritance, legacy, right, or privilege, to which he is entitled, even if he should die without enjoying or exercising it


  1. Transmission

    In telecommunications, transmission is the process of sending and propagating an analogue or digital information signal over a physical point-to-point or point-to-multipoint transmission medium, either wired, optical fiber or wireless. Transmission technologies and schemes typically refer to physical layer protocol duties such as modulation, demodulation, line coding, equalization, error control, bit synchronization and multiplexing, but the term may also involve higher-layer protocol duties, for example, digitizing an analog message signal, and source coding. Transmission of a digital message, or of a digitized analog signal, is known as data transmission or digital communication. One transmission is the sending of a signal with limited duration, for example a block or packet of data, a phone call, or an email.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'transmission' in Nouns Frequency: #2175

Translations for transmission

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the act of transmitting

the transmission of disease / radio signals.

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