- 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.
- Physics. transmittance.
Origin of transmission
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- 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
Word Origin and History for retransmission
1610s, "conveyance from one place to another," from Latin transmissionem (nominative transmissio) "a sending over or across, passage," from transmissus, past participle of transmittere "send over or across" (see transmit). Meaning "part of a motor vehicle that regulates power from the engine to the axle" is first recorded 1894.
- The conveyance of disease from one person to another.
- The passage of a nerve impulse across synapses or at myoneural junctions.