transmission [trans-mish-uhn, tranz-] SynonymsExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. the act or process of transmitting.
  2. the fact of being transmitted.
  3. something that is transmitted.
  4. Machinery.
    1. transference of force between machines or mechanisms, often with changes of torque and speed.
    2. 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.

Origin of transmission 1605–15; Latin trānsmissiōn- (stem of trānsmissiō) a sending across, equivalent to trānsmiss(us) (past participle of trānsmittere to send across) + -iōn- -ion. See trans-, mission Related formstrans·mis·sive [trans-mis-iv, tranz-] /trænsˈmɪs ɪv, trænz-/, adjectivetrans·mis·sive·ly, adverbtrans·mis·sive·ness, nounnon·trans·mis·sion, nounpre·trans·mis·sion, nounre·trans·mis·sion, nounun·trans·mis·sive, adjectiveSynonyms for transmission 1, 2. transfer, passage, passing, conveyance. Examples from the Web for transmissive Historical Examples of transmissive

  • It must take place in a personal encounter, and only secondarily is it transmissive.

    Herein is Love

    Reuel L. Howe

  • Similarly, the keys of an organ have only a transmissive function.

    The Making of Arguments

    J. H. Gardiner

  • We have also releasing or permissive function; and we have transmissive function.

    The Making of Arguments

    J. H. Gardiner

  • I have said that the majority of writers seem to have no doubt of the long continuance of this transmissive power in rare cases.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II


  • In the case of a colored glass, a prism, or a refracting lens, we have transmissive function.

    The Making of Arguments

    J. H. Gardiner

  • British Dictionary definitions for transmissive transmission noun

    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

    Derived Formstransmissible, adjectivetransmissibility, nountransmissive, adjectivetransmissively, adverbtransmissiveness, nounWord Origin for transmission C17: from Latin transmissiō a sending across; see transmit Word Origin and History for transmissive transmission n.

    1610s, “conveyance from one place to another,” from Latin transmissionem (nominative transmissio) “a sending over or across, passage,” from transmissus, past participle of transmittere “send over or across” (see transmit). Meaning “part of a motor vehicle that regulates power from the engine to the axle” is first recorded 1894.

    transmissive in Medicine transmission [trăns-mĭsh′ən, trănz-] n.

    1. The conveyance of disease from one person to another.
    2. The passage of a nerve impulse across synapses or at myoneural junctions.

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