Pronunciation: (trans-mish'un, tranz-), [key]
1. the act or process of transmitting.
2. the fact of being transmitted.
3. something that is transmitted.
a. transference of force between machines or mechanisms, often with changes of torque and speed.
b. a compact, enclosed unit of gears or the like for this purpose, as in an automobile.
5. Radio and Television.the broadcasting of electromagnetic waves from one location to another, as from a transmitter to a receiver.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.