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trænsˈmɪʃ ən, trænz-trans·mis·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. transmission, transmittal, transmittingnoun

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

  2. transmissionnoun

    communication by means of transmitted signals

  3. transmittance, transmissionnoun

    the fraction of radiant energy that passes through a substance

  4. infection, contagion, transmissionnoun

    an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted

  5. transmission, transmission systemnoun

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


  1. transmissionnoun

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

  2. transmissionnoun

    The fact of being transmitted.

  3. transmissionnoun

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

  4. transmissionnoun

    The passage of a nerve impulse across synapses.

  5. transmissionnoun

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

  6. transmissionnoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Transmissionnoun

    The act of sending from one place to another, or from one person to another.

    Etymology: transmission, Fr. transmissus, Latin.

    If there were any such notable transmission of a colony hither out of Spain, the very chronicles of Spain would not have omitted so memorable a thing. Edmund Spenser, on Ireland.

    Operations by transmission of spirits is one of the highest secrets in nature. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist. №. 236.

    In the transmission of the sea-water into the pits, the water riseth; but in the transmission of the water through the vessels it falleth. Francis Bacon.

    These move swiftly, but then they require a medium well disposed, and their transmission is easily stopped. Francis Bacon.

    The uvea has a musculous power, and can dilate and contract that round hole in it called the pupil, for the better moderating the transmission of light. More.

    Languages of countries are lost by transmission of colonies of a different language. Matthew Hale, Origin of Mankind.

    This enquiry will be of use, as a parallel discovery of the transmission of the English laws into Scotland. Matthew Hale.

    Their reflexion or transmission depends on the constitution of the air and water behind the glass, and not the striking of the rays upon the parts of the glass. Isaac Newton, Opticks.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Transmissionnoun

    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. Transmissionnoun

    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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. transmission

    The property in a merchantman, or a share therein, transmitted in consequence of the authenticated death, bankruptcy, or insolvency of any registered owner.

Editors Contribution

  1. transmission

    The act and process of to transmit.

    The satellite transmission was accurate and crystal clear.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 11, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of transmission in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of transmission in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of transmission in a Sentence

  1. Joshua Barocas:

    I think beyond simply the viral transmission, wearing a mask can just be a symbol, it can show people that you are committed to the cause, that you're committed to fighting Covid-19 as a community... committed to protecting other people's lives and their children's lives and their families' lives... committed to having a strong economy open when we're fully ready.

  2. Peter Hotez:

    I wouldn't do it now, you have got a screaming level of transmission in the Northeast, in New York City and Washington, D.C. Trying to open schools at this point, it's hard to imagine how things will go well.

  3. Matteo Chinazzi:

    What our model seems to indicate is that the first introduction of the virus in New York was around early January and more generally, what we see is that by the end of February, most of the states have been seeded and have local transmission.

  4. Steve Lindsay:

    Improved housing has huge potential to reduce malaria transmission around the globe and to keep malaria at bay where we have eliminated it.

  5. Sara Cody:

    This new case indicates that there is evidence of community transmission, but the extent is still not clear, i understand this may be concerning to hear, but this is what we have been preparing for. Now we need to start taking additional actions to slow down the spread of the disease.

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  • انتقالArabic
  • vysílání, přenos, převodovkaCzech
  • Übertragung, GetriebeGerman
  • μεταβίβαση, μετάδοση, διάδοση, ταχύτητες, κιβώτιο ταχυτήτωνGreek
  • caja de cambiosSpanish
  • ülekanneEstonian
  • انتقالPersian
  • siirtyminen, tartunta, tarttuminen, välittyminen, siirto, lähettäminen, lähetys, välittäminen, tartuttaminen, vaihteisto, voimansiirtoFinnish
  • boite de vitesses, transmissionFrench
  • transmisiónGalician
  • transmisiIndonesian
  • トランスミッション, 変速機, 伝送, 変速装置, 転送Japanese
  • კოლოფიGeorgian
  • transmissão, caixa de câmbioPortuguese
  • transmitere, angrenaj, transmisieRomanian
  • трансмиссия, пересылка, передача, перенос, коробка переключения передач, коробка передачRussian
  • трансмисија, мењач, menjač, mjenjač, пренос, мјењачSerbo-Croatian
  • växellåda, överföring, transmissionSwedish

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