- 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).
- to send a signal by wire, radio, or television waves.
- to pass on a right or obligation to heirs or descendants.
Origin of transmit
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Related Words for transmittabletoxic, contagious, virulent, deadly, infectious, endemic, poisonous, taking, pandemic, epidemic, catching, communicable, corrupting, diseased, mephitic, noxious, pestilent, transferable, pestilential, infective
Examples from the Web for transmittable
Contemporary Examples of transmittable
I finally said, “You know, HIV is transmittable by good old-fashioned, red-blooded, hetero-normative, married sex.”
Historical Examples of transmittable
No savant now denies the transmittable taint of insanity and consumption.Mizora: A Prophecy
Mary E. Bradley
But 'desertion' is a pattern of action, not a transmittable determinant.
We don't know what is a transmittable determinant until after it's happened.
And another way to the soul only—rare, untransferable to words, and therefore not transmittable to others or to the reason.The Golden Fountain
- (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
Word Origin and History for transmittable
- 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.