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’
    • ‘Population models have been used to good effect in modeling cultural transmission processes.’
    • ‘It is not the only drug that can be used to reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission.’
    • ‘The balloon rises 100 feet in the air, and you have an unlimited number of transmission towers.’
    • ‘Optical and transmission electron microscopy were performed on the samples.’
    • ‘Even the most simple information can be forgotten or distorted in the process of transmission.’
    • ‘Good adherence to therapy, resulting in undetectable virus loads, will reduce virus transmission within the community.’
    • ‘Health investigators have been concerned to identify quickly any possible cases of human-to-human transmission of the disease.’
    • ‘An example is an early experiment in Hawaii which found a cluster of childhood leukaemia near some radio transmission towers.’
    • ‘Spread of infectious disease in this manner is called droplet spread or droplet transmission.’
    • ‘So, the use of tools is an accumulation and transmission of social knowledge.’
    • ‘Limited human-to-human transmission of the virus is not considered a serious danger.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘There are chapters on tools, materials, and even the latest in home data transmission lines.’
    • ‘It's the first known case of rabies transmission through solid organ transplantation.’
    • ‘The primary route of transmission is dirty hands, clothing and equipment.’
    • ‘We also can anticipate a shift in strategies to prevent perinatal transmission in the United States.’
    • ‘Since the 17th century in Europe, text has been privileged over oral transmission of 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.’
    • ‘Our company is currently undertaking some of transmission system upgrade work.’
    • ‘Thailand last week reported its first probable case of human-to-human transmission of the virus.’
    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’
      • ‘Some government agencies intercept satellite and other transmissions.’
      • ‘As promised, a nice work of art to act as my test card whilst my transmissions stop for a week or so.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘It was an incoming transmission broadcasted in real time; a live video feed was waiting answering.’
      • ‘This had all followed years of test transmissions and experimental broadcasts in the early to mid thirties.’
      • ‘There would, too, be various devices on this upper tier capable of projecting slogans onto the clouds and broadcasting radio transmissions.’
      • ‘The moment will be beamed by satellite transmission to television and radio stations around the world.’
      • ‘The communication stationaries sent transmissions to the other ships to land.’
      • ‘Satellites, if funded, could easily detect the transmissions sent by these tags.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘It had editorial responsibility for all programme transmissions, once the channel controllers programme selection had been made.’
      • ‘This region also includes shortwave radio transmissions and television broadcasts.’
      • ‘This is typically done to avoid creating problems with analog satellite transmissions.’
      • ‘Yes, as narrow bandwidth transmissions, the signals are simple to describe.’
      • ‘Well, apparently, they're secret spy radio transmissions, broadcasting the encoded messages of the world's secret services.’
      • ‘From September 1961 all first transmissions of schools programmes would be simultaneously networked.’
      • ‘It was the source of the first scheduled British colour television transmissions in 1967.’
      • ‘Mobile phone frequencies were similar to radio, television and police radio transmissions that people live with every day, she said.’
      • ‘The transmissions were sent at the speed of light through the air to the distant mission control.’
  • 2The mechanism by which power is transmitted from an engine to the axle in a motor vehicle.

    ‘a three-speed automatic transmission’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The three most expensive parts of an automobile are the body, the engine and the transmission.’
    • ‘In the motor pool, mechanics pulled the transmission from a bomb-battered Humvee.’
    • ‘Cars with power steering, air conditioning and automatic transmissions are not good candidates.’
    • ‘The mechanic said the transmission's clutch pack burned due to a faulty oil pump.’
    • ‘There will be different combinations of engines and transmissions.’
    • ‘Engines and transmissions are manufactured at dozens of plants in the United States, Canada and Mexico.’
    • ‘A computer connected to the driver's panel and to the transmission system controls the engine.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As he worked on carburetors, engines, and transmissions, he did something unusual.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The engine growled and the transmission grated, then settled down again as the truck started up a grade.’
    • ‘The transmission has a planetary gear train and a hydrodynamic torque converter.’
    • ‘New engines and transmissions can cost more and deliver less, so these premium products don't always give the best fuel mileage.’
    • ‘These adjustments are only for vehicles with automatic transmissions.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

transmission

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