Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The right possessed by an heir or legatee of transmitting to his successor or successors any inheritance, legacy, right, or privilege, to which he is entitled, even if he should die without enjoying or exercising it.
The act of transmitting, or the state of being transmitted; as, the transmission of letters, writings, papers, news, and the like, from one country to another; the transmission of rights, titles, or privileges, from father to son, or from one generation to another.
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\trans*mis"sion\ (?), n. [l. transmissio; cf. f. transmission. see transmit.]
1. the act of transmitting, or the state of being transmitted; as, the transmission of letters, writings, papers, news, and the like, from one country to another; the transmission of rights, titles, or privileges, from father to son, or from one generation to another.
2. (law) the right possessed by an heir or legatee of transmitting to his successor or successors any inheritance, legacy, right, or privilege, to which he is entitled, even if he should die without enjoying or exercising it.
1. the act of sending a message; causing a message to be transmitted [syn: transmittal, transmitting]
2. communication by means of transmitted signals
3. the fraction of radiant energy that passes through a substance [syn: transmittance]
4. an incident is which an infectious disease is transmitted [syn: infection, contagion]
5. the gears that transmit power from an automobile engine via the driveshaft to the live axle [syn: transmission system]
transmission control protocol
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The act of sending through or across.
1. the act of sending a message; causing a message to be transmitted
(synonym) transmittal, transmitting
(derivation) transmit, transfer, transport, channel, channelize, channelise
2. communication by means of transmitted signals
(hypernym) communication, communicating
(hyponym) conveyance, imparting, impartation
(derivation) conduct, transmit, convey, carry, channel
(class) check character
3. the fraction of radiant energy that passes through a substance
4. an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted
(synonym) infection, contagion
(derivation) convey, transmit, communicate
5. the gears that transmit power from an automobile engine via the driveshaft to the live axle
(synonym) transmission system
(hypernym) gear, gear mechanism
(hyponym) automatic transmission, automatic drive
(part-holonym) drive line, drive line system
Telecommunication Standard Terms
1. The dispatching, for reception elsewhere, of a signal, message, or other form of information. 2. The propagation of a signal, message, or other form of information by any means, such as by telegraph, telephone, radio, television, or facsimile via any medium, such as wire, coaxial cable, microwave, optical fiber, or radio frequency. (188 ) 3. In communications systems, a series of data units, such as blocks, messages, or frames. 4. The transfer of electrical power from one location to another via conductors. (188 )
The dispatching of a signal, message, or other form of intelligence by wire, radio, telegraphy, telephony, facsimile, or other means (ISO); a series of characters, messages or blocks, including control information and user data; the signalling of data over communications channels.
EIA Energy Glossary
The movement or transfer of electric energy over an interconnected group of lines and associated equipment between points of supply and points at which it is transformed for delivery to consumers or is delivered to other electric systems. Transmission is considered to end when the energy is transformed for distribution to the consumer.
A pipeline that conveys gas from a region where it is produced to a region where it is to be distributed.
Source: Energy Information Administration
Oil and Gas Field Glossary
The transport of large quantities of gas at high pressures, often through national or regional transmission systems. From the latter, gas is transferred into local distribution centres, for supply to customers, at lower pressures.
Transporting bulk power over long distances.
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
A device (full of gears) that uses gearing or torque conversion to effect a change in the ratio between engine rpm and driving wheel rpm. When engine rpm goes up in relation to wheel rpm, more torque but less speed is produced. A reduction in engine rpm in relation to wheel rpm produces a higher road speed but delivers less torque to the driving wheels. Also see auxiliary transmission , automatic transmission , five-speed transmission , infinitely variable transmission , manual transmission , progressive transmission , standard transmission , and synchromesh transmission .
Glossary of HIV/AIDS-Related Terms
In the context of HIV disease: HIV is spread most commonly by sexual contact with an infected partner. The virus can enter the body through the mucosal lining of the vagina, vulva, penis, rectum, or, rarely, the mouth during sex. The likelihood of transmission is increased by factors that may damage these linings, especially other sexually transmitted diseases that cause ulcers or inflammation. HIV also is spread through contact with infected blood, most often by the sharing of drug needles or syringes contaminated with minute quantities of blood containing the virus. Children can contract HIV from their infected mothers during either pregnancy or birth, or postnatally, through breast-feeding. In developed countries, HIV is now only rarely transmitted by transfusion of blood or blood products because of screening measures.
Glossary of HIV/AIDS Terms
The passing of HIV through blood, semen, vaginal secretions or breast milk from an infected individual to another person. These four are the only body fluids known to transmit HIV (although a small amount of HIV might be in saliva, it is not thought to transmit HIV).