[trans-mit-l, tranz-]

1715–25; transmit + -al2

nontransmittal, noun, adjective Unabridged
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transmit (trænzˈmɪt)
vb , -mits, -mitting, -mitted
1.  (tr) to pass or cause to go from one place or person to another; transfer
2.  (tr) to pass on or impart (a disease, infection, etc)
3.  (tr) to hand down to posterity
4.  (tr; usually passive) to pass (an inheritable characteristic) from parent to offspring
5.  to allow the passage of (particles, energy, etc): radio waves are transmitted through the atmosphere
6.  a.  to send out (signals) by means of radio waves or along a transmission line
 b.  to broadcast (a radio or television programme)
7.  (tr) to transfer (a force, motion, power, etc) from one part of a mechanical system to another
[C14: from Latin transmittere to send across, from trans- + mittere to send]

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