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Webster 1913 Edition


Transmission

Trans-mis′sion

,
Noun.
[L.
transmissio
; cf. F.
transmission
. See
Transmit
.]
1.
The act of transmitting, or the state of being transmitted;
as, the
transmission
of letters, writings, papers, news, and the like, from one country to another; the
transmission
of rights, titles, or privileges, from father to son, or from one generation to another
.
2.
(Law)
The right possessed by an heir or legatee of transmitting to his successor or successors any inheritance, legacy, right, or privilege, to which he is entitled, even if he should die without enjoying or exercising it.
3.
(Mech.)
The mechanism within a vehicle which transmits rotational power from the engine to the axle of the wheel propelling the vehicle; it includes the gears and gear-changing mechanism as well as the propeller shaft.
4.
The process or event of sending signals by means of a radio-frequency wave from an electronic transmitter to a receiving device.

Webster 1828 Edition


Transmission

TRANSMIS'SION

,
Noun.
[L. transmissio.]
1.
The act of sending from one place or person to another; as the transmission of letters, writings, papers, news and the like, from one country to another; or the transmission of rights,titles or privileges from father to son, and from one generation to another.
2.
The passing of a substance through any body, as of light through glass.

Definition 2022


transmission

transmission

English

Noun

transmission (plural transmissions)

  1. The act of transmitting, e.g. data or electric power.
  2. The fact of being transmitted.
  3. Something that is transmitted, such as a message, picture or a disease; the sending of such a thing.
  4. (biology) The passage of a nerve impulse across synapses.
  5. (automotive) An assembly of gears through which power is transmitted from the engine to the driveshaft in a motor car / automobile; a gearbox.
  6. (law) The right possessed by an heir or legatee of transmitting to his successor(s) any inheritance, legacy, right, or privilege, to which he is entitled, even if he should die without enjoying or exercising it.
  7. (medicine, biology) The passing of a communicable disease from an infected host individual or group to a conspecific individual or group.

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French

Etymology

From Latin transmissio, from transmittere.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tʁɑ̃s.mi.sjɔ̃/
  • Rhymes: -ɔ̃
  • Homophone: transmissions

Noun

transmission f (plural transmissions)

  1. transmission

Derived terms

  • courroie de transmission

Swedish

Noun

transmission c

  1. transmission

Declension

Inflection of transmission 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative transmission transmissionen transmissioner transmissionerna
Genitive transmissions transmissionens transmissioners transmissionernas