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TRANSMISSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does transmission mean? 

TRANSMISSION (noun)
  The noun TRANSMISSION has 5 senses:

1. the act of sending a message; causing a message to be transmitted
2. communication by means of transmitted signals
3. the fraction of radiant energy that passes through a substance
4. an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted
5. the gears that transmit power from an automobile engine via the driveshaft to the live axle

  Familiarity information: TRANSMISSION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRANSMISSION (noun)


Sense 1transmission [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of sending a message; causing a message to be transmitted

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

transmission; transmittal; transmitting

Hypernyms ("transmission" is a kind of...):

sending (the act of causing something to go (especially messages))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "transmission"):

forwarding (the act of sending on to another destination)

mailing; posting (the transmission of a letter)

telephotography (transmission and reproduction of photographs and charts and pictures over a distance)


Sense 2transmission [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Communication by means of transmitted signals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("transmission" is a kind of...):

communicating; communication (the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information)

Domain member category:

check character (a character that is added to the end of a block of transmitted data and used to check the accuracy of the transmission)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "transmission"):

uplink (a transmission from Earth to a spacecraft or the path of such a transmission)

modulation ((electronics) the transmission of a signal by using it to vary a carrier wave; changing the carrier's amplitude or frequency or phase)

fiber optics; fiberoptics; fibre optics; fibreoptics (the transmission of light signals via glass fibers)

electronic communication (communication by computer)

multimedia; multimedia system (transmission that combine media of communication (text and graphics and sound etc.))

mass medium; medium ((usually plural) transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public)

channels (official routes of communication)

channel; transmission channel (a path over which electrical signals can pass)

airing; dissemination; public exposure; spreading (the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate)

conveyance; impartation; imparting (the transmission of information)

interrogation (a transmission that will trigger an answering transmission from a transponder)


Sense 3transmission [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The fraction of radiant energy that passes through a substance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

transmittance; transmission

Hypernyms ("transmission" is a kind of...):

coefficient (a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic)


Sense 4transmission [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

contagion; infection; transmission

Hypernyms ("transmission" is a kind of...):

incident (a single distinct event)


Sense 5transmission [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The gears that transmit power from an automobile engine via the driveshaft to the live axle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

transmission system; transmission

Hypernyms ("transmission" is a kind of...):

gear; gear mechanism (a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle))

Meronyms (parts of "transmission"):

clutch (a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism)

fluid drive (an automotive power coupling)

gear case; gearbox (the shell (metal casing) in which a train of gears is sealed)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "transmission"):

standard transmission; stick shift (a transmission that is operated manually with a gear lever and a clutch pedal)

hydraulic transmission; hydraulic transmission system (a transmission that depends on a hydraulic system)

4WD; four-wheel drive (a transmission that provides power directly to all four wheels of a motor vehicle)

automatic drive; automatic transmission (a transmission that automatically changes the gears according to the speed of the car)

Holonyms ("transmission" is a part of...):

drive line; drive line system (mechanism that transmits power from the engine to the driving wheels of a motor vehicle)


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