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Definition of transmit verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    transmit

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//trænsˈmɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈmɪt//
     
    ; BrE BrE//trænzˈmɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænzˈmɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they transmit
    BrE BrE//trænsˈmɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈmɪt//
     
    ; BrE BrE//trænzˈmɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænzˈmɪt//
     
    he / she / it transmits
    BrE BrE//trænsˈmɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈmɪts//
     
    ; BrE BrE//trænzˈmɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænzˈmɪts//
     
    past simple transmitted
    BrE BrE//trænsˈmɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈmɪtɪd//
     
    ; BrE BrE//trænzˈmɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænzˈmɪtɪd//
     
    past participle transmitted
    BrE BrE//trænsˈmɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈmɪtɪd//
     
    ; BrE BrE//trænzˈmɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænzˈmɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form transmitting
    BrE BrE//trænsˈmɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈmɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; BrE BrE//trænzˈmɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænzˈmɪtɪŋ//
     
    Radio broadcasting, Producing TV shows
     
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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 short-wave radio that can transmit as well as receive See related entries: Radio broadcasting, Producing TV shows
  2. 2[transitive] (formal) 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 (specialist) to allow heat, light, sound, etc. to pass through
  4. synonym conduct
    Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin transmittere, from trans- ‘across’ + mittere ‘send’.Extra examples Young people need more information on sexually transmitted diseases. Movies can be transmitted over the Internet. The data will be automatically transmitted from one part of the system to another. The disease cannot be transmitted through coughing or sneezing. The infection can be transmitted from a mother to her baby. The virus is easily transmitted via needles. automatically transmitting data from one part of the system to another the study of genetically transmitted diseases Pressure is transmitted through the whole rock. Steam only transmits heat when it condenses. The ceremony was transmitted live by satellite to over 50 countries. This chapter explains how sounds are transmitted through the air.
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