AskDefine | Define transmission

Dictionary Definition



1 the act of sending a message; causing a message to be transmitted [syn: transmittal, transmitting]
2 communication by means of transmitted signals
3 the fraction of radiant energy that passes through a substance [syn: transmittance]
4 an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted [syn: infection, contagion]
5 the gears that transmit power from an automobile engine via the driveshaft to the live axle [syn: transmission system]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /tɹænsˈmɪʃən/, /tr

Extensive Definition

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



See also

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

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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