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Definition of transmit verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//trænzˈmɪt//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they transmit
    he / she / it transmits
    past simple transmitted
    -ing form transmitting
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] transmit (something) (from…) (to…) to send an electronic signal, radio or television broadcast, etc. signals transmitted from a satellite The ceremony was transmitted live by satellite to over fifty countries. a shortwave radio that can transmit as well as receive
  2. 2[transitive] to pass something from one person to another synonym transfer transmit something sexually transmitted diseases transmit something to somebody Parents can unwittingly transmit their own fears to their children.
  3. 3[transitive] transmit something (technology) to allow heat, light, sound, etc. to pass through synonym conduct
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