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Definition of transmission noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//trænzˈmɪʃn//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the act or process of passing something from one person, place, or thing to another synonym transfer the transmission of the disease the risk of transmission
  2. 2[uncountable] the act or process of sending out an electronic signal or message or of broadcasting a radio or television program the transmission of computer data along telephone lines a break in transmission (= of a radio or television broadcast) due to a technical fault Do you know the date of transmission?
  3. 3[countable] a radio or television message or broadcast a live transmission from Honolulu
  4. 4[uncountable, countable] the system in a vehicle by which power is passed from the engine to the wheels
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