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Definition of "transmitter" [trans•mit•ter]

  • One that transmits: a transmitter of disease. (noun)
  • An electronic device that generates and amplifies a carrier wave, modulates it with a meaningful signal derived from speech or other sources, and radiates the resulting signal from an antenna. (noun)
  • The portion of a telephone that converts the incident sounds into electrical impulses that are conveyed to a remote receiver. (noun)
  • A telegraphic sending instrument. (noun)
  • A neurotransmitter. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "transmitter" in a sentence
  • "In the wonderful system of the telephone with its miracle of intercommunication there is, as you know, at each instrument that little film of metal which we call the transmitter, into which the message is delivered, and whose vibrations are repeated scores of miles away."
  • "Shes about the size of a dinner plate, and the transmitter is glued to her shell."
  • "This week, however, Belkin announced its latest TuneBase FM transmitter is equipped with something called "ClearScan" technology, which can automatically seek out the clearest FM frequency to play your tunes."