- 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.
Origin of transmission
Synonyms for transmission
Examples from the Web for transmissive
Historical Examples of transmissive
It must take place in a personal encounter, and only secondarily is it transmissive.Herein is Love
Reuel L. Howe
We have also releasing or permissive function; and we have transmissive function.
Similarly, the keys of an organ have only a transmissive function.
I have said that the majority of writers seem to have no doubt of the long continuance of this transmissive power in rare cases.
In the case of a colored glass, a prism, or a refracting lens, we have transmissive function.
Word Origin for transmission
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.