Definition of transmission in English:

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


1 [mass noun] The 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.
transference, transferral, passing on, communication, conveyance, imparting, channelling, carrying, relaying, dispatch, mediation;
dissemination, spreading, circulation, diffusion, emanation, scattering, radiation
1.1 [count noun] A programme 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.
broadcasting, relaying, sending out, putting on (the) air, airing, televising, radioing, telecasting, showing, publication, emission
broadcast, programme, show, presentation, feature, telecast, videocast, podcast, livestream
2The mechanism by which power is transmitted from an engine to the axle in a motor vehicle: a three-speed automatic transmission
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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(n-) (see trans-, mission).

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