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’
    • ‘Optical and transmission electron microscopy were performed on the samples.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘How do you account for this increase in HIV transmission to women in this part of the world?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The envelope contains whatever information is needed to accomplish transmission and delivery.’
    • ‘I wondered too if we will ever find a way for a more efficient transmission of knowledge.’
    • ‘So, the use of tools is an accumulation and transmission of social knowledge.’
    • ‘Since the 17th century in Europe, text has been privileged over oral transmission of knowledge.’
    • ‘Good adherence to therapy, resulting in undetectable virus loads, will reduce virus transmission within the community.’
    • ‘An example is an early experiment in Hawaii which found a cluster of childhood leukaemia near some radio transmission towers.’
    • ‘The balloon rises 100 feet in the air, and you have an unlimited number of transmission towers.’
    • ‘The primary route of transmission is dirty hands, clothing and equipment.’
    • ‘Our company is currently undertaking some of transmission system upgrade work.’
    • ‘We also can anticipate a shift in strategies to prevent perinatal transmission in the United States.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    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’
      • ‘It had editorial responsibility for all programme transmissions, once the channel controllers programme selection had been made.’
      • ‘As promised, a nice work of art to act as my test card whilst my transmissions stop for a week or so.’
      • ‘The communication stationaries sent transmissions to the other ships to land.’
      • ‘This is typically done to avoid creating problems with analog satellite transmissions.’
      • ‘Some government agencies intercept satellite and other transmissions.’
      • ‘From September 1961 all first transmissions of schools programmes would be simultaneously networked.’
      • ‘He'd send transmissions from public areas, and yet somehow manage to remain completely anonymous.’
      • ‘This had all followed years of test transmissions and experimental broadcasts in the early to mid thirties.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘There would, too, be various devices on this upper tier capable of projecting slogans onto the clouds and broadcasting radio transmissions.’
      • ‘Well, apparently, they're secret spy radio transmissions, broadcasting the encoded messages of the world's secret services.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The moment will be beamed by satellite transmission to television and radio stations around the world.’
      • ‘Satellites, if funded, could easily detect the transmissions sent by these tags.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Mobile phone frequencies were similar to radio, television and police radio transmissions that people live with every day, she said.’
      • ‘This region also includes shortwave radio transmissions and television broadcasts.’
      • ‘It was an incoming transmission broadcasted in real time; a live video feed was waiting answering.’
      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’
    • ‘They are equipped with four-cylinder engines and automatic transmissions.’
    • ‘The mechanic said the transmission's clutch pack burned due to a faulty oil pump.’
    • ‘There will be different combinations of engines and transmissions.’
    • ‘As he worked on carburetors, engines, and transmissions, he did something unusual.’
    • ‘Generally extremely hot at this time of year, the summer weather puts added strain on the engines, transmissions and suspensions alike.’
    • ‘The 14L engine is coupled directly to the rear axle without a transmission or clutch.’
    • ‘Engines and transmissions are manufactured at dozens of plants in the United States, Canada and Mexico.’
    • ‘You want this in hydraulic systems and in transmissions, axles, and other elements of the power train.’
    • ‘The engine growled and the transmission grated, then settled down again as the truck started up a grade.’
    • ‘New engines and transmissions can cost more and deliver less, so these premium products don't always give the best fuel mileage.’
    • ‘Over the years I have driven many small cars - all solidly built with a reputation for reliable engines and 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.’
    • ‘A computer connected to the driver's panel and to the transmission system controls the engine.’
    • ‘These adjustments are only for vehicles with automatic transmissions.’
    • ‘The three most expensive parts of an automobile are the body, the engine and the transmission.’
    • ‘Shift speed is also improved on vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions.’
    • ‘The transmission has a planetary gear train and a hydrodynamic torque converter.’
    • ‘In the motor pool, mechanics pulled the transmission from a bomb-battered Humvee.’
    • ‘Floor pressings, suspension units, engines and transmissions were much the same and the maker could ring changes with the bodywork.’
    • ‘Cars with power steering, air conditioning and automatic transmissions are not good candidates.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

transmission

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