Pronunciation: (trans-mit', tranz-), [key]
v., -mit•ted, -mit•ting.

1. to send or forward, as to a recipient or destination; dispatch; convey.
2. to communicate, as information or news.
3. to pass or spread (disease, infection, etc.) to another.
4. to pass on (a genetic characteristic) from parent to offspring: The mother transmitted her red hair to her daughter.
5. Physics.
a. to cause (light, heat, sound, etc.) to pass through a medium.
b. to convey or pass along (an impulse, force, motion, etc.).
c. to permit (light, heat, etc.) to pass through: Glass transmits light.
6. Radio and emit (electromagnetic waves).

1. to send a signal by wire, radio, or television waves.
2. to pass on a right or obligation to heirs or descendants.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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