Definition of transmitter in English:


Syllabification: trans·mit·ter
Pronunciation: /transˈmitər, tranz-


  • 1A set of equipment used to generate and transmit electromagnetic waves carrying messages or signals, especially those of radio or television.
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    • 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.
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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.

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