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English noun: transmission

1. transmission (act) the act of sending a message; causing a message to be transmitted


Synonymstransmittal, transmitting


Broader (hypernym)sending


Narrower (hyponym)forwarding, mailing, posting, telephotography

2. transmission (communication) communication by means of transmitted signals


Broader (hypernym)communicating, communication


Narrower (hyponym)airing, channel, channels, conveyance, dissemination, electronic communication, fiber optics, fiberoptics, fibre optics, fibreoptics, impartation, imparting, interrogation, mass medium, medium, modulation, multimedia, multimedia system, public exposure, spreading, transmission channel, uplink


Domain category memberscheck character

3. transmission (quantity) the fraction of radiant energy that passes through a substance


Synonymstransmittance


Broader (hypernym)coefficient

4. transmission (event) an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted


Synonymscontagion, infection


Broader (hypernym)incident

5. transmission (artifact) the gears that transmit power from an automobile engine via the driveshaft to the live axle


Synonymstransmission system


Broader (hypernym)gear, gear mechanism


Narrower (hyponym)4WD, automatic drive, automatic transmission, four-wheel drive, hydraulic transmission, hydraulic transmission system, standard transmission, stick shift


Part holonymclutch, fluid drive, gear box, gear case, gearbox


Part meronymdrive line, drive line system









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