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Meaning of transmitter

trans•mit•ter

Pronunciation: (trans-mit'ur, tranz-), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that transmits.
  2. Also called transmit&prim;ting set&sec;.a device for sending electromagnetic waves; the part of a broadcasting apparatus that generates and modulates the radiofrequency current and conveys it to the antenna.
  3. the part of a telephonic or telegraphic apparatus that converts sound waves or mechanical movements into corresponding electric waves or impulses.
  4. neurotransmitter.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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