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transmission

noun
 
 
/trænzˈmɪʃən/
BROADCAST [C, U] the process of broadcasting something by radio, television, etc, or something that is broadcast: radio/satellite transmissionBroadcasting in general
SPREADING [U] formal the process of passing something from one person or place to another: There is still a risk of transmission of the virus through infected water.Passing on illness and causing diseaseSpreading and scattering
CAR [U] the system in a car that moves power from its engine to its wheels: automatic/manual transmissionThe engine and engine partsEngines and motors
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