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Transmit \Trans*mit"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transmitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Transmitting.] [L. transmittere, transmissum; trans across, over + mittere to send: cf. F. transmettre. See Missile.]

  1. 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.

  2. To suffer to pass through; as, glass transmits light; metals transmit, or conduct, electricity.

  1. (''in combination'') That has been transmitted in a specific manner. v

  2. (en-past of: transmit)

  1. v. transfer to another; "communicate a disease" [syn: convey, communicate]

  2. transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat" [syn: conduct, convey, carry, channel]

  3. broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song" [syn: air, send, broadcast, beam]

  4. send from one person or place to another; "transmit a message" [syn: transfer, transport, channel, channelize, channelise]

  5. [also: transmitting, transmitted]

  1. adj. sent electronically as by wire or radio; "the transmitted signals"

  2. tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity; "an inherited disease"; "familial traits"; "genetically transmitted features" [syn: familial, genetic, hereditary, inherited, transmissible]


See transmit

Usage examples of "transmitted".

Tee instantly transmitted a copy of Lunzie's credentials and references, which were forwarded to the personnel department.

Root transmitted through the voice-synthesizer the giant cell wore around the base of a long cilium.

We expect to hear that they may be quarantined and their transmitted testimony might well be scrutinized more closely.

However, he reached the Great Compound safely and, once inside the Executive Shaft, used his security card to get him transmitted to First's suite.

And watch what you say, because the whole thing's being transmitted back to them.

He had himself transmitted back to the village before anyone knew what he was about to do.

But it was possible that the entire sequence had not been transmitted before the heavyworlders smashed the communications panel.

If the pirates beat us back to Ambrosia, that means the information on Ambrosia's exact location is being transmitted to them right now.

No legitimate ship would put out into space without the black box interface between control systems and engines which transmitted automatic identification signals.

Two new systems gave the capability for transmissions while in FTL flight: a sublight emergency channel, SOLEC, which allowed a computer-generated message to contact certain mapped nodes, and the high-power FTL link which transmitted to mapped stations.

The Ambassador saw no reason why he should undertake to have Fleet messages transmitted to FedCentral when Dupaynil was headed there himself.

The short burst transmitted from CenCom identified her as a native of the warm, semi-desert world of Takla, with high marks in her medical research program, and no hint as to why she'd chosen to take a five-year sabbatical in the midst of training to run the Summerlands Clinic on Bahati.

Nancia closed down the cabin sensors, transmitted a shut command to the door iris, and left Fassa to recover on her own.

Nancia transmitted a burst of muddy tones and discordant high-pitched sounds.

Nancia realized that in her hurry, she'd transmitted the same display to all the passenger cabins.