WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
trans•mis•sion /trænsˈmɪʃən, trænz-/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. the act or process of transmitting;
    the fact of being transmitted:[uncountable]transmission of radio signals.
  2. something transmitted:[countable]Our transmissions aren't getting through.
    • Mechanical Engineeringa unit of gears for transferring changes of torque and speed in an automobile: [uncountable]This car has automatic transmission.[countable]They replaced our transmission.
See -mis-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
trans•mis•sion  (trans mishən, tranz-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the act or process of transmitting.
  2. the fact of being transmitted.
  3. something that is transmitted.
  4. [Mach.]
    • 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.
  5. [Radio and Television.]the broadcasting of electromagnetic waves from one location to another, as from a transmitter to a receiver.
  6. [Physics.]transmittance.
trans•mis•sive (trans mishən, tranz-),USA pronunciation , adj.  trans•mis sive•ly, adv. 
trans•mis sive•ness, n. 
  • Latin trānsmissiōn- (stem of trānsmissiō) a sending across, equivalent. to trānsmiss(us) (past participle of trānsmittere to send across) + -iōn- -ion. See trans-, mission
  • 1605–15;
    • 1, 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged transfer, passage, passing, conveyance.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

transmission /trænzˈmɪʃən/ n
  1. the act or process of transmitting
  2. something that is transmitted
  3. the extent to which a body or medium transmits light, sound, or some other form of energy
  4. the transference of motive force or power
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. a radio or television broadcast
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin transmissiō a sending across; see transmit

transˈmissible adj transˈmissive adj

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