[ trans-mish-uhn, tranz- ]
/ trænsˈmɪʃ ən, trænz- /
the act or process of transmitting.
the fact of being transmitted.
something that is transmitted.
- 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, as in an automobile.
Radio and Television. the broadcasting of electromagnetic waves from one location to another, as from a transmitter to a receiver.
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Origin of transmission
OTHER WORDS FROM transmission
trans·mis·sive [trans-mis-iv, tranz-] /trænsˈmɪs ɪv, trænz-/, adjectivetrans·mis·sive·ly, adverbtrans·mis·sive·ness, nounnon·trans·mis·sion, noun
pre·trans·mis·sion, nounre·trans·mis·sion, nounun·trans·mis·sive, adjective
Words nearby transmission
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British Dictionary definitions for retransmission
/ (trænzˈmɪʃən) /
the act or process of transmitting
something that is transmitted
the extent to which a body or medium transmits light, sound, or some other form of energy
the transference of motive force or power
a system of shafts, gears, torque converters, etc, that transmits power, esp the arrangement of such parts that transmits the power of the engine to the driving wheels of a motor vehicle
the act or process of sending a message, picture, or other information from one location to one or more other locations by means of radio waves, electrical signals, light signals, etc
a radio or television broadcast
Derived forms of transmission
transmissible, adjectivetransmissibility, nountransmissive, adjectivetransmissively, adverb
Word Origin for transmission
C17: from Latin transmissiō a sending across; see transmit
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Medical definitions for retransmission
[ trăns-mĭsh′ən, trănz- ]
The conveyance of disease from one person to another.
The passage of a nerve impulse across synapses or at myoneural junctions.
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