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Meaning of transmit

trans•mit

Pronunciation: (trans-mit', tranz-), [key]
— v., -mit•ted, -mit•ting.
—v.t.
  1. to send or forward, as to a recipient or destination; dispatch; convey.
  2. to communicate, as information or news.
  3. to pass or spread (disease, infection, etc.) to another.
  4. to pass on (a genetic characteristic) from parent to offspring: The mother transmitted her red hair to her daughter.
  5. Glass transmits light.
    1. to cause (light, heat, sound, etc.) to pass through a medium.
    2. to convey or pass along (an impulse, force, motion, etc.).
    3. to permit (light, heat, etc.) to pass through:Glass transmits light.
  6. to emit (electromagnetic waves).
—v.i.
  1. to send a signal by wire, radio, or television waves.
  2. to pass on a right or obligation to heirs or descendants.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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