WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
trans•mis•sion /trænsˈmɪʃən, trænz-/USA pronunciation
n. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- the act or process of transmitting;
the fact of being transmitted:[uncountable]transmission of radio signals.
- 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.
(trans mish′ən, tranz-),USA pronunciation n.
(trans mish′ən, tranz-),USA pronunciation , adj.
trans•mis ′sive•ly, adv.
trans•mis ′sive•ness, n.
- the act or process of transmitting.
- the fact of being transmitted.
- something that is transmitted.
- 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.
- [Radio and Television.]the broadcasting of electromagnetic waves from one location to another, as from a transmitter to a receiver.
- Latin trānsmissiōn- (stem of trānsmissiō) a sending across, equivalent. to trānsmiss(us) (past participle of trānsmittere to send across) + -iōn- -ion. See trans-, mission
- 1, 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged transfer, passage, passing, conveyance.
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transmission /trænzˈmɪʃən/ n
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin transmissiō a sending across; see transmittransˈmissible adj transˈmissive adj
- the act or process of transmitting
- something that is transmitted
- the extent to which a body or medium transmits light, sound, or some other form of energy
- the transference of motive force or power
- 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
- 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
- a radio or television broadcast
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