verb (transmitted; transmitting) Etymology: Middle English transmitten, from Latin transmittere, from trans- + mittere to send Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. to send or convey from one person or place to another ; forward b. to cause or allow to spread: as (1) to convey by or as if by inheritance or heredity ; hand down (2) to convey (infection) abroad or to another 2. a. (1) to cause (as light or force) to pass or be conveyed through space or a medium (2) to admit the passage of ; conduct <
glass transmits light
b. to send out (a signal) either by radio waves or over a wire intransitive verb to send out a signal either by radio waves or over a wire • transmittable adjectivetransmittal noun

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  • 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

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  • 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

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