Definition of transmission in English:

transmission

noun

  • 1mass noun The action or process of transmitting something or the state of being transmitted.

    ‘the transmission of the virus’
    • ‘How do you account for this increase in HIV transmission to women in this part of the world?’
    • ‘Good adherence to therapy, resulting in undetectable virus loads, will reduce virus transmission within the community.’
    • ‘The primary route of transmission is dirty hands, clothing and equipment.’
    • ‘Thailand last week reported its first probable case of human-to-human transmission of the virus.’
    • ‘Population models have been used to good effect in modeling cultural transmission processes.’
    • ‘So, the use of tools is an accumulation and transmission of social knowledge.’
    • ‘Optical and transmission electron microscopy were performed on the samples.’
    • ‘It is not the only drug that can be used to reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission.’
    • ‘Even the most simple information can be forgotten or distorted in the process of transmission.’
    • ‘There are chapters on tools, materials, and even the latest in home data transmission lines.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I wondered too if we will ever find a way for a more efficient transmission of knowledge.’
    • ‘The balloon rises 100 feet in the air, and you have an unlimited number of transmission towers.’
    • ‘Since the 17th century in Europe, text has been privileged over oral transmission of knowledge.’
    • ‘Limited human-to-human transmission of the virus is not considered a serious danger.’
    • ‘It's the first known case of rabies transmission through solid organ transplantation.’
    • ‘Teaching and learning isn't just a matter of skill acquisition or knowledge transmission.’
    • ‘The envelope contains whatever information is needed to accomplish transmission and delivery.’
    • ‘An example is an early experiment in Hawaii which found a cluster of childhood leukaemia near some radio transmission towers.’
    • ‘Health investigators have been concerned to identify quickly any possible cases of human-to-human transmission of the disease.’
    • ‘Our company is currently undertaking some of transmission system upgrade work.’
    transference, transferral, passing on, communication, conveyance, imparting, channelling, carrying, relaying, dispatch, mediation
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    1. 1.1count noun A programme or signal that is broadcast or sent out.
      ‘television transmissions’
      • ‘Well, apparently, they're secret spy radio transmissions, broadcasting the encoded messages of the world's secret services.’
      • ‘The communication stationaries sent transmissions to the other ships to land.’
      • ‘It was the source of the first scheduled British colour television transmissions in 1967.’
      • ‘The transmissions were sent at the speed of light through the air to the distant mission control.’
      • ‘Mobile phone frequencies were similar to radio, television and police radio transmissions that people live with every day, she said.’
      • ‘Some government agencies intercept satellite and other transmissions.’
      • ‘This region also includes shortwave radio transmissions and television broadcasts.’
      • ‘From September 1961 all first transmissions of schools programmes would be simultaneously networked.’
      • ‘This had all followed years of test transmissions and experimental broadcasts in the early to mid thirties.’
      • ‘It was an incoming transmission broadcasted in real time; a live video feed was waiting answering.’
      • ‘As promised, a nice work of art to act as my test card whilst my transmissions stop for a week or so.’
      • ‘This is typically done to avoid creating problems with analog satellite transmissions.’
      • ‘Satellites, if funded, could easily detect the transmissions sent by these tags.’
      • ‘It had editorial responsibility for all programme transmissions, once the channel controllers programme selection had been made.’
      • ‘The moment will be beamed by satellite transmission to television and radio stations around the world.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He'd send transmissions from public areas, and yet somehow manage to remain completely anonymous.’
      • ‘Instead, he reset his own comm so that it would send a transmission on a low frequency band.’
      • ‘Yes, as narrow bandwidth transmissions, the signals are simple to describe.’
      • ‘There would, too, be various devices on this upper tier capable of projecting slogans onto the clouds and broadcasting radio transmissions.’
      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’
    • ‘The 14L engine is coupled directly to the rear axle without a transmission or clutch.’
    • ‘Floor pressings, suspension units, engines and transmissions were much the same and the maker could ring changes with the bodywork.’
    • ‘There will be different combinations of engines and transmissions.’
    • ‘These adjustments are only for vehicles with automatic transmissions.’
    • ‘As he worked on carburetors, engines, and transmissions, he did something unusual.’
    • ‘In the motor pool, mechanics pulled the transmission from a bomb-battered Humvee.’
    • ‘Shift speed is also improved on vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions.’
    • ‘The three most expensive parts of an automobile are the body, the engine and the transmission.’
    • ‘Generally extremely hot at this time of year, the summer weather puts added strain on the engines, transmissions and suspensions alike.’
    • ‘The radiator, transmission, rear housing and fuel cell are just a few of the parts that can be put to use in another car.’
    • ‘The mechanic said the transmission's clutch pack burned due to a faulty oil pump.’
    • ‘The engine growled and the transmission grated, then settled down again as the truck started up a grade.’
    • ‘Engines and transmissions are manufactured at dozens of plants in the United States, Canada and Mexico.’
    • ‘Over the years I have driven many small cars - all solidly built with a reputation for reliable engines and transmissions.’
    • ‘They are equipped with four-cylinder engines and automatic transmissions.’
    • ‘You want this in hydraulic systems and in transmissions, axles, and other elements of the power train.’
    • ‘New engines and transmissions can cost more and deliver less, so these premium products don't always give the best fuel mileage.’
    • ‘Cars with power steering, air conditioning and automatic transmissions are not good candidates.’
    • ‘The transmission has a planetary gear train and a hydrodynamic torque converter.’
    • ‘A computer connected to the driver's panel and to the transmission system controls the engine.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

transmission

/trɑːnsˈmɪʃ(ə)n//trɑːnzˈmɪʃ(ə)n//tranzˈmɪʃ(ə)n//transˈmɪʃ(ə)n/