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Definition of "transmission" []

  • The act or process of transmitting. (noun)
  • The fact of being transmitted. (noun)
  • Something, such as a message, that is transmitted. (noun)
  • An automotive assembly of gears and associated parts by which power is transmitted from the engine to a driving axle. Also called gearbox. (noun)
  • The sending of a signal, picture, or other information from a transmitter. (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 "transmission" in a sentence
  • "This new technology allows inter-chip communication that is three times faster than modern communication interface standards, such as USB 3.0 and PCI Express 2.0, without using complicated transmission modes like multilevel transmission*."
  • "In more than 95% of all cars the transmission is automatic, and, again, how many people can even explain what a transmission or a differential does?"
  • "WHO stopped listing national totals after July 6 because, the organization said, "the increasing number of cases in many countries with sustained community transmission is making it extremely difficult, if not impossible, for countries to try and confirm them through laboratory testing.""