transmit

See also: transmît

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English transmitten, borrowed from Latin trānsmittō (transmit, verb, literally over-send). See also oversend.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: trănsmĭt', trănzmĭt' IPA(key): /tɹænsˈmɪt/, /tɹænzˈmɪt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪt
  • Hyphenation: trans‧mit

VerbEdit

transmit (third-person singular simple present transmits, present participle transmitting, simple past and past participle transmitted)

  1. (transitive) To send or convey something from one person, place or thing to another.
  2. (transitive) To spread or pass on something such as a disease or a signal.
  3. (transitive) To impart, convey or hand down something by inheritance or heredity.
  4. (transitive) To communicate news or information.
  5. (transitive) To convey energy or force through a mechanism or medium.
    • 1960 December, “The first hundred 25 kV a.c. electric locomotives for B.R.”, in Trains Illustrated, page 728:
      The tractive and braking forces are transmitted to the body through a downward projecting pivot pin in the normal way.
  6. (intransitive) To send out a signal (as opposed to receive).
    A Mayday call was transmitted by the stricken vessel.

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Derived termsEdit

  • TX (abbreviation)

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TranslationsEdit

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

transmit

  1. third-person singular past historic of transmettre

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

transmit

  1. inflection of transmite:
    1. first-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. third-person plural present indicative