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transmission

noun
 
 
/trænzˈmɪʃən/
[U] the process of sending something, for example gas or electricity, from one place to another: Large investments are currently required: perhaps $500m a year in electricity generation, and a similar sum in transmission and distribution.transmission of sth The project will upgrade the transmission of electricity into the area. Major transmission lines connecting dams to the West Coast grid still have considerable unused capacity. gas/electricity/power transmission transmission networks/grids/facilities
[U] the process of sending out electrical signals using a radio, television, or computer network: transmission of sth New networks will allow less-expensive transmission of multimedia and interactive services. data transmission
[C] a programme that is broadcast on television or radio, or a message that is broadcast on radio: radio/satellite transmissions
[U] a process by which an illness is spread from one person or thing to another: transmission of sth Water quality plays a crucial role in determining the transmission of disease.
→ See also money transmission
(Definition of transmission from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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