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Transmission

Transmission

WordNet



noun


(1)   The act of sending a message; causing a message to be transmitted
(2)   The gears that transmit power from an automobile engine via the driveshaft to the live axle
(3)   Communication by means of transmitted signals
(4)   An incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted
(5)   The fraction of radiant energy that passes through a substance
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Etymology


From transmissionem (nominative of transmissio), from transmittere.

Noun



  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. The passage of a nerve impulse across synapses.
  5. An assembly of gears through which power is transmitted from the engine to the driveshaft in a motor car / automobile; a gearbox.