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transmission

noun uk   /trænzˈmɪʃ.ən/  us   /træns-/

transmission noun (RADIO/TELEVISION)

C2 [C or U] the process of broadcasting something by radio, television, etc., or something that is broadcast: We apologize for the interruption to our transmissions this afternoon.
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transmission noun (PASSING)

C2 [U] the process of passing something from one person or place to another: the transmission of disease

transmission noun (VEHICLE)

[C or U] the machinery that brings the power produced by the engine to the wheels of a vehicle: automatic transmission The car had a faulty transmission.
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