Definition of transmission in English:


Line breaks: trans|mis¦sion
Pronunciation: /tranzˈmɪʃ(ə)n
, trɑːnz-, -ns-/


  • 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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