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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: transmittere, from mittere 'to send'

transmit

verb
     
Related topics: Physics, Electricity, Broadcasting
trans‧mit past tense and past participle transmitted, present participle transmitting
1 [intransitive,transitive usually + adverb/preposition]HPETCB to send out electronic signals, messages etc using radio, television, or other similar equipment:
The US Open will be transmitted live via satellite.
The system transmits information over digital phone lines.
2 [transitive] formal to send or pass something from one person, place or thing to another
transmit something (from somebody/something) to somebody/something
Mathematical knowledge is transmitted from teacher to student.
sexually transmitted disease
3 [transitive] technicalHP if an object or substance transmits sound or light, it allows sound or light to travel through or along it

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