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Meaning of “transmission” in the English Dictionary

"transmission" in British English

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transmissionnoun

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 ofdisease
  • transmission noun (VEHICLE)

[C or U] the ​machinery that ​brings the ​powerproduced by the ​engine to the ​wheels of a ​vehicle: automatic transmission The ​car had a ​faulty transmission.
(Definition of transmission from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"transmission" in American English

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transmissionnoun [C/U]

 us   /trænsˈmɪʃ·ən, trænz-/
the ​act of ​sending or giving something: [U] You can ​stop the transmission of some ​diseases by ​washingyourhands often. The transmission in a ​vehicle is the ​machinery that moves ​power from to the ​engine to the ​wheels.
(Definition of transmission from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"transmission" in Business English

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transmissionnoun

uk   us   /trænzˈmɪʃən/
[U] the ​process of ​sending something, for ​examplegas or electricity, from one ​place to another: Large ​investments are ​currentlyrequired: 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 ​linesconnecting 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 ​electricalsignals using a radio, ​television, or ​computernetwork: transmission of sth New ​networks will ​allow less-expensive transmission of ​multimedia and ​interactiveservices. 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 ​qualityplays a crucial role in ​determining the transmission of disease.
(Definition of transmission from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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