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Meaning of “transmit” in the English Dictionary

"transmit" in British English

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transmitverb

uk   /trænzˈmɪt/  us   /træns-/ (-tt-)
  • transmit verb (RADIO/TELEVISION)

C1 [I or T] to ​broadcast something, or to ​send out or ​carrysignals using ​radio, ​television, etc.: Radio Seven transmits on 201 ​mediumwave (= uses those ​particularradiowaves to ​broadcast on). The ​information is transmitted ​electronically to the ​centralcomputer.

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  • transmit verb (PASS)

C2 [T] to ​pass something from one ​person or ​place to another: a ​sexually transmitted ​disease Cholera is transmitted throughcontaminatedwater. Some ​diseases are transmitted from one ​generation to the next. Somehow ​yourpanic and ​fear transmits itself to the ​horse that you're ​riding.
(Definition of transmit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"transmit" in American English

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transmitverb [I/T]

 us   /trænsˈmɪt, trænz-/ (-tt-)
to ​send or give something: [T] Germs transmit ​disease. [I] To ​avoiddelay, transmit by ​fax.
(Definition of transmit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"transmit" in Business English

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transmitverb

uk   us   /trænzˈmɪt/ (-tt-)
[I or T] COMMUNICATIONS, IT to ​send out ​electricalsignals using a radio, ​television, or ​computernetwork: transmit data/information Bluetooth ​chipsallowmobilephoneusers to transmit ​data over ​short distances to other ​mobilephones.transmit a signal/code/message Voice over ​Internet Protocol transmits ​messages in ​smalldatapackets.be transmitted to sb/sth The company's ​in-housetelevisionstation is transmitted to ​handhelddevicesowned by its ​employees.be transmitted digitally/electronically Orders may be transmitted ​electronically from or to the Floor of the Exchange.
[T] to ​send something to another ​person or ​place: transmit sth to sb Your ​bank will transmit ​funds by ​wire to our ​centralbank in New York. be transmitted to sb/sth Tender ​offermaterials that are transmitted to ​securityholders must ​include the ​informationrequired by ​paragraph (d)(1) of this ​section.
[T] to ​broadcast a ​programme on ​television, radio, or the ​internet: The BBC didn't transmit the documentary again, ​due to its controversial ​content.
[T] to cause or ​spread a disease so that a ​person or ​group of ​people is ​infected: be transmitted to sb Scientists say the disease is transmitted to ​humans by eating ​infected beef.be transmitted by sth/sb Malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes from ​human to ​human.
[T] to communicate ​information, ​knowledge, beliefs, etc. to others: Training appears to be an ​effective way to transmit ​information about ​diversity and its ​importance The ​company uses the ​system of ​professional mentorship in ​order to transmit family ​values.
(Definition of transmit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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