[ trans-mit, tranz- ]
/ trænsˈmɪt, trænz- /
verb (used with object), trans·mit·ted, trans·mit·ting.
to send or forward, as to a recipient or destination; dispatch; convey.
to communicate, as information or news.
to pass or spread (disease, infection, etc.) to another.
to pass on (a genetic characteristic) from parent to offspring: The mother transmitted her red hair to her daughter.
- to cause (light, heat, sound, etc.) to pass through a medium.
- to convey or pass along (an impulse, force, motion, etc.).
- to permit (light, heat, etc.) to pass through: Glass transmits light.
Radio and Television. to emit (electromagnetic waves).
verb (used without object), trans·mit·ted, trans·mit·ting.
to send a signal by wire, radio, or television waves.
to pass on a right or obligation to heirs or descendants.
Words nearby transmit
Origin of transmit
1350–1400; Middle English transmitten < Latin trānsmittere to send across, equivalent to trāns- trans- + mittere to send
OTHER WORDS FROM transmit
trans·mit·ta·ble, trans·mit·ti·ble, adjectivenon·trans·mit·ti·ble, adjectivepre·trans·mit, verb (used with object), pre·trans·mit·ted, pre·trans·mit·ting.re·trans·mit, verb (used with object), re·trans·mit·ted, re·trans·mit·ting.
synonym study for transmit
2. See carry.
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British Dictionary definitions for retransmitted
/ (trænzˈmɪt) /
verb -mits, -mitting or -mitted
(tr) to pass or cause to go from one place or person to another; transfer
(tr) to pass on or impart (a disease, infection, etc)
(tr) to hand down to posterity
(tr; usually passive) to pass (an inheritable characteristic) from parent to offspring
to allow the passage of (particles, energy, etc)radio waves are transmitted through the atmosphere
- to send out (signals) by means of radio waves or along a transmission line
- to broadcast (a radio or television programme)
(tr) to transfer (a force, motion, power, etc) from one part of a mechanical system to another
Derived forms of transmittransmittable or transmittible, adjectivetransmittal, noun
Word Origin for transmit
C14: from Latin transmittere to send across, from trans- + mittere to send
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Medicine definitions for retransmitted
[ trăns-mĭt′, trănz- ]
To send from one person, thing, or place to another; convey.
To cause to spread; pass on.
To impart or convey to others by heredity or inheritance; hand down.
Other words from transmittrans•mit′ta•ble adj.
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