AskDefine | Define transmit

Dictionary Definition



1 transfer to another; "communicate a disease" [syn: convey, communicate]
2 transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat" [syn: conduct, convey, carry, channel]
3 broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song" [syn: air, send, broadcast, beam]
4 send from one person or place to another; "transmit a message" [syn: transfer, transport, channel, channelize, channelise] [also: transmitting, transmitted]

User Contributed Dictionary




From transmittere.


  1. To send or convey something from one person, place or thing to another
  2. To spread or pass on something such as a disease or a signal
  3. To impart, convey or hand down something by inheritance or heredity
  4. To communicate news or information
  5. To convey energy or force through a mechanism
  6. To send out a signal (as opposed to receive)




  1. Form of Third-person singular past historic, transmettre

Extensive Definition

Transmission is the act of passing something on.
Specifically, it may refer to:



See also

transmit in Afrikaans: Versending
transmit in German: Transmission
transmit in Persian: تراگسيل
transmit in French: Transmission
transmit in Italian: Trasmissione
transmit in Japanese: 転送
transmit in Japanese: 伝送
transmit in Dutch: Transmissie
transmit in Portuguese: Transmissão

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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