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UK [trænzˈmɪt] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "transmit":
present tense I/you/we/they transmit he/she/it transmits present participle transmitting past tense transmitted past participle transmitted
1) to send out an electronic signal such as a radio or television signal

The Cup Final was transmitted via satellite to over 20 countries.

2) formal to pass information, beliefs, or attitudes to other people

We transmit our values to our children.

3) to spread a disease from one person to another

HIV can be transmitted by sexual contact.

4) if a substance transmits light, sound, or energy, the light, sound, or energy can pass through it

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • transmit — trans‧mit [trænzˈmɪt ǁ træns ] verb transmitted PTandPPX transmitting PRESPARTX [intransitive, transitive] to send out electronic signals, messages etc using radio, television, or other similar equipment: • Data can now be transmitted at speeds… …   Financial and business terms

  • Transmit — Trans*mit , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Transmitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Transmitting}.] [L. transmittere, transmissum; trans across, over + mittere to send: cf. F. transmettre. See {Missile}.] 1. To cause to pass over or through; to communicate by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transmit — trans·mit /tranz mit, trans / vt trans·mit·ted, trans·mit·ting 1: to send or convey from one person or place to another 2: to transfer esp. by inheritance trans·mit·ta·ble / mi tə bəl/ adj trans·mit·tal / mit əl/ …   Law dictionary

  • transmit —   [engl.], senden, übertragen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • transmit — (v.) c.1400, from L. transmittere send across, transfer, pass on, from trans across (see TRANS (Cf. trans )) + mittere to send (see MISSION (Cf. mission)). Related: Transmitted; transmitting …   Etymology dictionary

  • transmit — 1 forward, remit, route, ship, *send, dispatch 2 *carry, bear, convey, transport Analogous words: *move, remove, shift, transfer: *communicate, impart: propagate, breed, engender, *generate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • transmit — has inflected forms transmitted, transmitting, and derivative forms transmitter, transmittal (but more commonly transmission). The adjectival forms transmittable and transmissible are both in use …   Modern English usage

  • transmit — [v] communicate, send address, bear, bequeath, break, broadcast, carry, channel, conduct, consign, convey, diffuse, dispatch, disseminate, drop a line*, drop a note*, forward, funnel, give a call*, give a ring*, hand down, hand on, impart,… …   New thesaurus

  • transmit — ► VERB (transmitted, transmitting) 1) cause to pass on from one place or person to another. 2) broadcast or send out (an electrical signal or a radio or television programme). 3) allow (heat, light, etc.) to pass through a medium. 4) communicate… …   English terms dictionary

  • transmit — [trans mit′, tranzmit′] vt. transmitted, transmitting [ME transmitten < L transmittere < trans , TRANS + mittere, to send: see MISSION] 1. to send or cause to go from one person or place to another, esp. across intervening space or… …   English World dictionary

  • transmit — [[t]trænzmɪ̱t[/t]] transmits, transmitting, transmitted 1) VERB When radio and television programmes, computer data, or other electronic messages are transmitted, they are sent from one place to another, using wires, radio waves, or satellites.… …   English dictionary

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