transmit trans‧mit [trænzˈmɪt ǁ træns-] verb transmitted PTandPPX transmitting PRESPARTX [intransitive, transitive]
to send out electronic signals, messages etc using radio, television, or other similar equipment:

• Data can now be transmitted at speeds up to 25 times faster than previously.

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transmit UK US /trænzˈmɪt/ verb (-tt-)
[I or T] COMMUNICATIONS, IT to send out electrical signals using a radio, television, or computer network: transmit data/information »

Bluetooth chips allow mobile phone users to transmit data over short distances to other mobile phones.

transmit a signal/code/message »

Voice over Internet Protocol transmits messages in small data packets.

be transmitted to sb/sth »

The company's in-house television station is transmitted to handheld devices owned by its employees.

be transmitted digitally/electronically »

Orders may be transmitted electronically from or to the Floor of the Exchange.

[T] to send something to another person or place: transmit sth to sb »

Your bank will transmit funds by wire to our central bank in New York.

be transmitted to sb/sth »

Tender offer materials that are transmitted to security holders must include the information required by paragraph (d)(1) of this section.

[T] to broadcast a programme on television, radio, or the internet: »

The BBC didn't transmit the documentary again, due to its controversial content.

[T] to cause or spread a disease so that a person or group of people is infected: be transmitted to sb »

Scientists say the disease is transmitted to humans by eating infected beef.

be transmitted by sth/sb »

Malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes from human to human.

[T] to communicate information, knowledge, beliefs, etc. to others: »

Training appears to be an effective way to transmit information about diversity and its importance


The company uses the system of professional mentorship in order to transmit family values.

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  • Transmit — Trans*mit , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Transmitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Transmitting}.] [L. transmittere, transmissum; trans across, over + mittere to send: cf. F. transmettre. See {Missile}.] 1. To cause to pass over or through; to communicate by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transmit — trans·mit /tranz mit, trans / vt trans·mit·ted, trans·mit·ting 1: to send or convey from one person or place to another 2: to transfer esp. by inheritance trans·mit·ta·ble / mi tə bəl/ adj trans·mit·tal / mit əl/ …   Law dictionary

  • transmit —   [engl.], senden, übertragen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • transmit — (v.) c.1400, from L. transmittere send across, transfer, pass on, from trans across (see TRANS (Cf. trans )) + mittere to send (see MISSION (Cf. mission)). Related: Transmitted; transmitting …   Etymology dictionary

  • transmit — 1 forward, remit, route, ship, *send, dispatch 2 *carry, bear, convey, transport Analogous words: *move, remove, shift, transfer: *communicate, impart: propagate, breed, engender, *generate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • transmit — has inflected forms transmitted, transmitting, and derivative forms transmitter, transmittal (but more commonly transmission). The adjectival forms transmittable and transmissible are both in use …   Modern English usage

  • transmit — [v] communicate, send address, bear, bequeath, break, broadcast, carry, channel, conduct, consign, convey, diffuse, dispatch, disseminate, drop a line*, drop a note*, forward, funnel, give a call*, give a ring*, hand down, hand on, impart,… …   New thesaurus

  • transmit — ► VERB (transmitted, transmitting) 1) cause to pass on from one place or person to another. 2) broadcast or send out (an electrical signal or a radio or television programme). 3) allow (heat, light, etc.) to pass through a medium. 4) communicate… …   English terms dictionary

  • transmit — [trans mit′, tranzmit′] vt. transmitted, transmitting [ME transmitten < L transmittere < trans , TRANS + mittere, to send: see MISSION] 1. to send or cause to go from one person or place to another, esp. across intervening space or… …   English World dictionary

  • transmit — [[t]trænzmɪ̱t[/t]] transmits, transmitting, transmitted 1) VERB When radio and television programmes, computer data, or other electronic messages are transmitted, they are sent from one place to another, using wires, radio waves, or satellites.… …   English dictionary

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