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transmission Syllabification: trans·mis·sion
Pronunciation: /tranzˈmiSHən/

Definition of transmission in English:


1The action or process of transmitting something or the state of being transmitted: the transmission of the HIV virus
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  • Population models have been used to good effect in modeling cultural transmission processes.
  • Even the most simple information can be forgotten or distorted in the process of transmission.
  • Teaching and learning isn't just a matter of skill acquisition or knowledge transmission.
spread, transferral, communication, conveyance;
dissemination, circulation, transference
1.1A program or signal that is broadcast or sent out: television transmissions
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  • This region also includes shortwave radio transmissions and television broadcasts.
  • This had all followed years of test transmissions and experimental broadcasts in the early to mid thirties.
  • From September 1961 all first transmissions of schools programmes would be simultaneously networked.
2The mechanism by which power is transmitted from an engine to the wheels of a motor vehicle.
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  • You want this in hydraulic systems and in transmissions, axles, and other elements of the power train.
  • The transmission has a planetary gear train and a hydrodynamic torque converter.
  • The 14L engine is coupled directly to the rear axle without a transmission or clutch.


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

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