transmit


transmit
[[t]trænzmɪ̱t[/t]]
transmits, transmitting, transmitted
1) VERB When radio and television programmes, computer data, or other electronic messages are transmitted, they are sent from one place to another, using wires, radio waves, or satellites.

[be V-ed] The game was transmitted live in Spain and Italy...

[be V-ed] The information is electronically transmitted to schools and colleges...

[V n] This is currently the most efficient way to transmit certain types of data like electronic mail...

[V to n] The device is not designed to transmit to satellites.

2) VERB If one person or animal transmits a disease to another, they have the disease and cause the other person or animal to have it. [FORMAL]

[V n to n] ...mosquitoes that transmit disease to humans...

[V n] There was no danger of transmitting the infection through operations.

[V-ed] ...the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

3) VERB If you transmit an idea or feeling to someone else, you make them understand and share the idea or feeling. [LITERARY]

[V n to n] The message they are transmitting to their daughters is very different from that of previous generations...

[V n to n] He transmitted his keen enjoyment of singing to the audience.

Syn:
4) VERB If an object or substance transmits something such as sound or electrical signals, the sound or signals are able to pass through it.

[V n] These thin crystals transmit much of the power...

[V-ed] There was no vibration transmitted to the handles and the machine wasn't noisy either.


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  • Transmit — Trans*mit , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Transmitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Transmitting}.] [L. transmittere, transmissum; trans across, over + mittere to send: cf. F. transmettre. See {Missile}.] 1. To cause to pass over or through; to communicate by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transmit — trans·mit /tranz mit, trans / vt trans·mit·ted, trans·mit·ting 1: to send or convey from one person or place to another 2: to transfer esp. by inheritance trans·mit·ta·ble / mi tə bəl/ adj trans·mit·tal / mit əl/ …   Law dictionary

  • transmit —   [engl.], senden, übertragen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • transmit — (v.) c.1400, from L. transmittere send across, transfer, pass on, from trans across (see TRANS (Cf. trans )) + mittere to send (see MISSION (Cf. mission)). Related: Transmitted; transmitting …   Etymology dictionary

  • transmit — 1 forward, remit, route, ship, *send, dispatch 2 *carry, bear, convey, transport Analogous words: *move, remove, shift, transfer: *communicate, impart: propagate, breed, engender, *generate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • transmit — has inflected forms transmitted, transmitting, and derivative forms transmitter, transmittal (but more commonly transmission). The adjectival forms transmittable and transmissible are both in use …   Modern English usage

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  • transmit — [trans mit′, tranzmit′] vt. transmitted, transmitting [ME transmitten < L transmittere < trans , TRANS + mittere, to send: see MISSION] 1. to send or cause to go from one person or place to another, esp. across intervening space or… …   English World dictionary


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