Definition of transmission in English:

transmission

noun

  • 1[mass noun] The action or process of transmitting something or the state of being transmitted:

    ‘the transmission of the HIV virus’
    • ‘Optical and transmission electron microscopy were performed on the samples.’
    • ‘Limited human-to-human transmission of the virus is not considered a serious danger.’
    • ‘There are chapters on tools, materials, and even the latest in home data transmission lines.’
    • ‘Population models have been used to good effect in modeling cultural transmission processes.’
    • ‘Good adherence to therapy, resulting in undetectable virus loads, will reduce virus transmission within the community.’
    • ‘Even the most simple information can be forgotten or distorted in the process of transmission.’
    • ‘The primary route of transmission is dirty hands, clothing and equipment.’
    • ‘Health investigators have been concerned to identify quickly any possible cases of human-to-human transmission of the disease.’
    • ‘Teaching and learning isn't just a matter of skill acquisition or knowledge transmission.’
    • ‘How do you account for this increase in HIV transmission to women in this part of the world?’
    • ‘It's the first known case of rabies transmission through solid organ transplantation.’
    • ‘So, the use of tools is an accumulation and transmission of social knowledge.’
    • ‘I wondered too if we will ever find a way for a more efficient transmission of knowledge.’
    • ‘The envelope contains whatever information is needed to accomplish transmission and delivery.’
    • ‘Thailand last week reported its first probable case of human-to-human transmission of the virus.’
    • ‘Since the 17th century in Europe, text has been privileged over oral transmission of knowledge.’
    • ‘It is not the only drug that can be used to reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission.’
    • ‘Spread of infectious disease in this manner is called droplet spread or droplet transmission.’
    • ‘We also can anticipate a shift in strategies to prevent perinatal transmission in the United States.’
    • ‘Our company is currently undertaking some of transmission system upgrade work.’
    • ‘The balloon rises 100 feet in the air, and you have an unlimited number of transmission towers.’
    • ‘An example is an early experiment in Hawaii which found a cluster of childhood leukaemia near some radio transmission towers.’
    transference, transferral, passing on, communication, conveyance, imparting, channelling, carrying, relaying, dispatch, mediation
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    1. 1.1[count noun] A programme or signal that is broadcast or sent out:
      ‘television transmissions’
      • ‘Satellites, if funded, could easily detect the transmissions sent by these tags.’
      • ‘The communication stationaries sent transmissions to the other ships to land.’
      • ‘It had editorial responsibility for all programme transmissions, once the channel controllers programme selection had been made.’
      • ‘He'd send transmissions from public areas, and yet somehow manage to remain completely anonymous.’
      • ‘There would, too, be various devices on this upper tier capable of projecting slogans onto the clouds and broadcasting radio transmissions.’
      • ‘It was an incoming transmission broadcasted in real time; a live video feed was waiting answering.’
      • ‘Yes, as narrow bandwidth transmissions, the signals are simple to describe.’
      • ‘The transmissions were sent at the speed of light through the air to the distant mission control.’
      • ‘Well, apparently, they're secret spy radio transmissions, broadcasting the encoded messages of the world's secret services.’
      • ‘Some government agencies intercept satellite and other transmissions.’
      • ‘This is typically done to avoid creating problems with analog satellite transmissions.’
      • ‘Mobile phone frequencies were similar to radio, television and police radio transmissions that people live with every day, she said.’
      • ‘The moment will be beamed by satellite transmission to television and radio stations around the world.’
      • ‘This had all followed years of test transmissions and experimental broadcasts in the early to mid thirties.’
      • ‘This region also includes shortwave radio transmissions and television broadcasts.’
      • ‘There is a bigger theoretical risk of getting sun stroke from moonlight than coming to harm from satellite transmissions with or without dishes in the locality.’
      • ‘From September 1961 all first transmissions of schools programmes would be simultaneously networked.’
      • ‘Instead, he reset his own comm so that it would send a transmission on a low frequency band.’
      • ‘As promised, a nice work of art to act as my test card whilst my transmissions stop for a week or so.’
      • ‘It was the source of the first scheduled British colour television transmissions in 1967.’
      broadcasting, relaying, sending out, putting on air, putting on the air, airing, televising, radioing, telecasting, showing, publication, emission
      broadcast, programme, show, presentation, feature, telecast, videocast, podcast, livestream
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  • 2The mechanism by which power is transmitted from an engine to the axle in a motor vehicle:

    ‘a three-speed automatic transmission’
    • ‘Engines and transmissions are manufactured at dozens of plants in the United States, Canada and Mexico.’
    • ‘The 14L engine is coupled directly to the rear axle without a transmission or clutch.’
    • ‘You want this in hydraulic systems and in transmissions, axles, and other elements of the power train.’
    • ‘Over the years I have driven many small cars - all solidly built with a reputation for reliable engines and transmissions.’
    • ‘There will be different combinations of engines and transmissions.’
    • ‘They are equipped with four-cylinder engines and automatic transmissions.’
    • ‘A computer connected to the driver's panel and to the transmission system controls the engine.’
    • ‘The transmission has a planetary gear train and a hydrodynamic torque converter.’
    • ‘The three most expensive parts of an automobile are the body, the engine and the transmission.’
    • ‘As he worked on carburetors, engines, and transmissions, he did something unusual.’
    • ‘The mechanic said the transmission's clutch pack burned due to a faulty oil pump.’
    • ‘New engines and transmissions can cost more and deliver less, so these premium products don't always give the best fuel mileage.’
    • ‘In the motor pool, mechanics pulled the transmission from a bomb-battered Humvee.’
    • ‘The engine growled and the transmission grated, then settled down again as the truck started up a grade.’
    • ‘Cars with power steering, air conditioning and automatic transmissions are not good candidates.’
    • ‘Shift speed is also improved on vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions.’
    • ‘The radiator, transmission, rear housing and fuel cell are just a few of the parts that can be put to use in another car.’
    • ‘Floor pressings, suspension units, engines and transmissions were much the same and the maker could ring changes with the bodywork.’
    • ‘Generally extremely hot at this time of year, the summer weather puts added strain on the engines, transmissions and suspensions alike.’
    • ‘These adjustments are only for vehicles with automatic transmissions.’

Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin transmissio(n-) (see trans-, mission).

Pronunciation:

transmission

/tranzˈmɪʃ(ə)n/