Pronunciation: (trans-mit'ur, tranz-), [key]
1. a person or thing that transmits.
2. Also called transmit'ting set". Radio.a device for sending electromagnetic waves; the part of a broadcasting apparatus that generates and modulates the radiofrequency current and conveys it to the antenna.
3. the part of a telephonic or telegraphic apparatus that converts sound waves or mechanical movements into corresponding electric waves or impulses.
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