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transmitter Line breaks: trans¦mit|ter
Pronunciation: /tranzˈmɪtə/
/trɑːnz-/ /-ns-/

Definition of transmitter in English:


1A set of equipment used to generate and transmit electromagnetic waves carrying messages or signals, especially those of radio or television.
Example sentences
  • Conversely, radio waves from a transmitter operating near the cable will enter the cable through these slots.
  • The researchers used quartz crystals, like the wave transmitters in televisions and radios, which vibrate in an electrical field.
  • Other covert radio transmitters available from security equipment dealers have serious drawbacks.
1.1A person or thing that transmits something: reggae has established itself as the principal transmitter of the Jamaican language
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  • Despite frequent inconsistencies and misapprehensions, the work was a principal transmitter of ancient science and Neoplatonic thought to the western Middle Ages.
  • The queen's principal role was as bearer and transmitter of royalty, of which she took possession on the death of her husband.
  • We must never forget that educators are not just transmitters of knowledge but cultivators of souls.
1.2 short for neurotransmitter. glutamate is one among many dozens of transmitters
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  • It is more difficult to deplete the supply of amine transmitters, which are made in the nerve terminal itself, so the ratio of the two transmitters released by nerve impulses will change.
  • Other timely subjects included in this section are amino acid transmitters and neurodegenerative disorders.
  • The chemical transmitter that mediates the change to pressures within the bowel has been identified as serotonin, a chemical found in the brain as well as in the bowel.

Words that rhyme with transmitter

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