Definition of Transmission

1. Noun. The act of sending a message; causing a message to be transmitted.

Exact synonyms: Transmittal, Transmitting
Generic synonyms: Sending
Specialized synonyms: Forwarding, Mailing, Posting, Telephotography
Derivative terms: Transmit, Transmit, Transmit, Transmit

2. Noun. Communication by means of transmitted signals.

3. Noun. The fraction of radiant energy that passes through a substance.
Exact synonyms: Transmittance
Generic synonyms: Coefficient

4. Noun. An incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted.
Exact synonyms: Contagion, Infection
Generic synonyms: Incident
Derivative terms: Contagious, Infect, Transmit

5. Noun. The gears that transmit power from an automobile engine via the driveshaft to the live axle.

Definition of Transmission

1. n. The act of transmitting, or the state of being transmitted; as, the transmission of letters, writings, papers, news, and the like, from one country to another; the transmission of rights, titles, or privileges, from father to son, or from one generation to another.

Definition of Transmission

1. Noun. The act of transmitting, e.g. data or electric power. ¹

2. Noun. The fact of being transmitted. ¹

3. Noun. Something that is transmitted, such as a message, picture or a disease; the sending of such a thing. ¹

4. Noun. (biology) The passage of a nerve impulse across synapses. ¹

5. Noun. (automotive) An assembly of gears through which power is transmitted from the engine to the driveshaft in a motor car / automobile; a gearbox. ¹

6. Noun. (legal) The right possessed by an heir or legatee of transmitting to his successor(s) any inheritance, legacy, right, or privilege, to which he is entitled, even if he should die without enjoying or exercising it. ¹

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Definition of Transmission

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Medical Definition of Transmission

1. 1. A passage or transfer, as of a disease from one individual to another or of neutral impulses from one neuron to another. 2. The communication of inheritable qualities from parent to offspring This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Transmission

transmissible dementia
transmissible enteritis
transmissible gastroenteritis of swine
transmissible gastroenteritis virus of swine
transmissible murine colonic hyperplasia
transmissible plasmid
transmissible spongiform encephalopathy
transmissible turkey enteritis virus
transmission (current term)
transmission breakpoint
transmission channel
transmission control protocol
transmission control protocol/internet protocol
transmission electron diffraction
transmission electron microscope
transmission electron microscopes
transmission electron microscopy
transmission line
transmission lines
transmission mechanism
transmission media
transmission medium
transmission microscope

Literary usage of Transmission

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1909)
"Insulators transmission of tests recently made at 100000 volts on some porcelain ... 91875 A. The Electrical Behavior of Insulators for Aerial transmission ..."

2. The Sun by Charles Greeley Abbot (1911)
"transmission OF THE ATMOSPHERE In the following table there are given the mean results for the vertical transmission of total solar radiation, according to ..."

3. Transactions by European Orthodontic Society, Lina Oswald, Northern Ohio Dental Society, Ossory Archaeological Society, Wentworth Historical Society, Society of Automobile Engineers (1910)
"Having in mind the fact that contact with transmission circuits is dangerous ... The next step is obvious; to construct the transmission line with maximum ..."

4. Energy Policies of IEA Countries: 2005 Review by International Energy Agency (2005)
"An independent gas transmission system operator, Castra, was established in the gas ... In 2005, Eltra, Elkraft System, Elkraft transmission and Castra were ..."

5. Agricultural Trade and Poverty: Making Policy Analysis Count by OECD. (2003)
"It is in this context that this paper analyses price transmission mechanisms and ... Price transmission may be complete in an absolute sense but this is not ..."

6. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1917)
"New York, June 27, 1917 ANNUAL REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON transmission AND DISTRIBUTION To the Board of Directors, The Committee on transmission and ..."

7. Electrical Engineering: The Theory and Characteristics of Electrical by Clarence Victor Christie (1917)
"transmission Line. — The transmission line carries the electrical energy from the ... The most important characteristics of a transmission line are : (1) ..."

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