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.
- transmission line,
Origin of transmit
1350–1400; Middle English transmitten < Latin trānsmittere to send across, equivalent to trāns- trans- + mittere to send
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.
2. See carry.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
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
Word Origin for transmit
C14: from Latin transmittere to send across, from trans- + mittere to send
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.