English noun: transmitter
|1.||transmitter (person) someone who transmits a message|
|Samples||Return to sender.|
|2.||transmitter (object) any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease|
|Samples||Mosquitos are vectors of malaria and yellow fever.|
Fleas are vectors of the plague.
Aphids are transmitters of plant diseases.
When medical scientists talk about vectors they are usually talking about insects.
|Narrower (hyponym)||carrier, gene delivery vector, immune carrier, transducing vector|
|Domain category||animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna, micro-organism, microorganism|
|3.||transmitter (artifact) set used to broadcast radio or tv signals|
|Narrower (hyponym)||jammer, radio transmitter, satellite transmitter, television transmitter|
|Part holonym||aerial, antenna, transmitting aerial|