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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


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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