Definition of transmission noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//trænsˈmɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈmɪʃn//
    ; BrE BrE//trænzˈmɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænzˈmɪʃn//
    (formal) Radio broadcasting, Producing TV shows
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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 programme 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? See related entries: Radio broadcasting
  3. 3[countable] a radio or television message or broadcast a live transmission from Sydney See related entries: Radio broadcasting, Producing TV shows
  4. 4[uncountable, countable] the system in a vehicle by which power is passed from the engine to the wheels
  5. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Latin transmissio(n-) (see trans-, mission).Extra examples Classes are based on discussion rather than on the one-way transmission of knowledge. HIV transmission among homosexual men HIV transmission through blood transfusion The associations serve as transmission belts for party policy. The virus’s usual transmission route is by sneezing. There is a risk of transmission of the virus between hypodermic users. There will be simultaneous transmission of the concert on TV and radio. the transmission of knowledge transmission between patients transmission by satellite transmission from one aircraft to another It is not known how far genetic transmission is responsible for the condition. The biggest growth in HIV cases are through heterosexual transmission. The disease affects the transmission of messages from the nerve endings to the brain. The duet is taken from a 1943 radio transmission. The first transmission of the programme was on October 2 1952. We guarantee secure transmission of data between our computer systems.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: transmission