• WordNet 3.6
    • v transmit broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television "We cannot air this X-rated song"
    • v transmit send from one person or place to another "transmit a message"
    • v transmit transmit or serve as the medium for transmission "Sound carries well over water","The airwaves carry the sound","Many metals conduct heat"
    • v transmit transfer to another "communicate a disease"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: One of the most dangerous insect in the world is the common housefly. They carry and transmit more diseases than any other animal in the world
    • Transmit To cause to pass over or through; to communicate by sending; to send from one person or place to another; to pass on or down as by inheritance; as, to transmit a memorial; to transmit dispatches; to transmit money, or bills of exchange, from one country to another. "The ancientest fathers must be next removed, as Clement of Alexandria, and that Eusebian book of evangelic preparation, transmitting our ears through a hoard of heathenish obscenities to receive the gospel.""The scepter of that kingdom continued to be transmitted in the dynasty of Castile."
    • Transmit To suffer to pass through; as, glass transmits light; metals transmit, or conduct, electricity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dolphins hear by having sound waves transmit through their skull to their inner ear region
    • transmit To send over, onward, or along; hand along or down; transfer; communicate: as, to transmit a letter or a memorial; to transmit despatches.
    • transmit To suffer to pass through; conduct.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every day, the Hubble telescope transmits enough data to fit 10,000 standard computer disks
    • v.t Transmit trans-mit′ to send across to another person or place: to suffer to pass through
    • pr.p Transmit transmit′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. transmit′ted
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  • Henry C. Rogers
    Henry C. Rogers
    “Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought.”
  • William Havard
    William Havard
    “The greatest Glory of a free-born People, Is to transmit that Freedom to their Children.”
  • Primo Levi
    Primo Levi
    “Anyone who has obeyed nature by transmitting a piece of gossip experiences the explosive relief that accompanies the satisfying of a primary need.”
  • Sam Houston
    Sam Houston
    “I would give no thought of what the world might say of me, if I could only transmit to posterity the reputation of an honest man.”
  • H. A. Hopf
    H. A. Hopf
    “Indecision is debilitating; it feeds upon itself; it is, one might almost say, habit-forming. Not only that, but it is contagious; it transmits itself to others.”
  • Guy Bellamy
    Guy Bellamy
    “Life is a sexually transmitted disease.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. transmittere, transmissum,; trans, across, over + mittere, to send: cf. F. transmettre,. See Missile


In literature:

Don't transmit unless it's your report period or something goes wrong.
"A Fine Fix" by R. C. Noll
I shall transmit them to my Court.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. XI" by Various
Will the words which your ears will transmit to your heart not freeze it with terror?
"Wood Rangers" by Mayne Reid
It was with difficulty that a short letter could occasionally be transmitted.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Viewed from the back of the stone (by transmitted light) it is still pleasing.
"A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public" by Frank Bertram Wade
As the periosteum and retinacular ligaments which transmit the blood vessels to the proximal fragments are intact, bony union is the rule.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
The measure of elasticity in a mass of matter is the velocity with which a wave-motion will be transmitted through it.
"The Machinery of the Universe" by Amos Emerson Dolbear
The Belgian Minister transmitted the request for a permit to the British Government on October 1.
"Herbert Hoover" by Vernon Kellogg
Somewhere on the Moon there's an intercepting and re-transmitting plant.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
The brain is that which perceives what is transmitted to it by the other senses.
"Thoughts on Art and Life" by Leonardo da Vinci

In poetry:

When falls the cause of Right,
The poet grasps his pen,
And in gleaming letters of living light
Transmits the truth to men.
"Sentinel Songs" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Ah me! could the wisdom won
Through the father's fateful years
Be but transmitted to the son,
There were little need for fears.
"To Hon. Jesse Holdom Of Chicago," by John Lawson Stoddard
The boy gazed upward into space,
With eager and inquiring eyes,
While o'er his fair and thoughtful face
Came a faint glory, and a grace
Transmitted from the skies.
"The Child And The Dew-Drops (in memory of a lost son)." by John Critchley Prince
Thus, if it be my sweet and sacred duty,
Subservient to the Gods' divine decree,
To give the world again thy vivid beauty,
I should transmit it with my joy in thee.
"Nay, Not To-night" by Laurence Hope
For revealing wholly
All things fine and holy—
As in sunshine birds are soaring slowly,
Or, their spells transmitting,
Northern Lights are flitting,—
None but maiden-hands are fitting.
"To Erika Lie" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
How shall we transmit in tendril-like images,
The tenuous tremor in the tissues of ether,
Before the round of colour buds like the dome of a shrine,
The preconscious moment when love has fluttered in the bosom,
Before it begins to ache?
"Lines In Memory Of Edmund Morris" by Duncan Campbell Scott

In news:

Oprah Radio host Dr Laura Berman and Dr Gail Bolan, director of CDC's Division of STD Prevention, discuss the prevalence of HPV and how the sexually transmitted disease (STD) is contracted.
DigitalMedia 8G can transmit uncompressed digital signals at up to 8 Gbps over a single Cat-5 wire or multimode fiber.
Australia launched the first-ever vaccine against HPV, the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, which causes an estimated 70% of cervical cancers.
Health experts say they're running out of antibiotics to treat gonorrhea , a common sexually transmitted disease.
It is a third degree crime to transmit or distribute the images.
This novel yet practical semiconductor technology was used to produce a high-performance, low-cost duplexer and transmit filter for PCS handsets and data cards.
The names of all suspended members are transmitted to the DC Court of Appeals.
The technology allows responders to transmit real-time data about heart attack patients to doctors.
The vaccine for human papillomavirus, or HPV, is given to prevent a sexually transmitted infection that can cause cancer.
Genital HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a sexually transmitted infection.
Darpa-funded researchers at Johns Hopkins have even started human trials on their Modular Prosthetic Limb, which transmits cues to an artificial limb using brain-implanted micro-arrays.
Rockwell Collins Cameras Transmitting Images from Mars Rover.
LinkedIn app quietly transmitting personal data.
FBI Shuts Down Coreflood Botnet, Zombies Transmitting Financial Data.
Authorities ID Man's Body Found Atop Broadcast Transmitting Tower.

In science:

Figure 3: Average length of (a) the transmitted paths and (b) the reflected paths for the same simulation.
Modeling the propagation of a signal through a layered nanostructure: Connections between the statistical properties of waves and random walks
Thus we need a “modified” PBS (the PBS) which transmits the vertical component and reflects the horizontal component.
Implement Quantum Random Walks with Linear Optics Elements
If the material of the mirror is not absorptive the incident light is exactly split into the reflected and the transmitted component.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
The incident light appears to be split into the transmitted and the absorbed component.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
We will also investigate the effects of optical amplification and absorption on the transmitted intensity distribution.
Effects of localization and amplification on distribution of intensity transmitted through random media