[trans-mit, tranz-]
verb (used with object), transmitted, transmitting.
to send or forward, as to a recipient or destination; dispatch; convey.
to communicate, as information or news.
to pass or spread (disease, infection, etc.) to another.
to pass on (a genetic characteristic) from parent to offspring: The mother transmitted her red hair to her daughter.
to cause (light, heat, sound, etc.) to pass through a medium.
to convey or pass along (an impulse, force, motion, etc.).
to permit (light, heat, etc.) to pass through: Glass transmits light.
Radio and Television. to emit (electromagnetic waves).
verb (used without object), transmitted, transmitting.
to send a signal by wire, radio, or television waves.
to pass on a right or obligation to heirs or descendants.

1350–1400; Middle English transmitten < Latin trānsmittere to send across, equivalent to trāns- trans- + mittere to send

transmittable, transmittible, adjective
nontransmittible, adjective
pretransmit, verb (used with object), pretransmitted, pretransmitting.
retransmit, verb (used with object), retransmitted, retransmitting.
untransmitted, adjective

1. transfer, remit. 2. bear. See carry. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
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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Word Origin & History

c.1400, from L. transmittere "send across, transfer, pass on," from trans- "across" + mittere "to send." Transmitter "apparatus for receiving radio signals" is first attested 1934.
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Medical Dictionary

transmit trans·mit (trāns-mĭt', trānz-)
v. trans·mit·ted, trans·mit·ting, trans·mits

  1. To send from one person, thing, or place to another; convey.

  2. To cause to spread; pass on.

  3. To impart or convey to others by heredity or inheritance; hand down.

trans·mit'ta·ble adj.
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Example sentences
Rose mosaic virus is transmitted through infected rootstock or budwood during
  the commercial propagation process.
In that case, the virus can be mechanically transmitted to the tomato plants
  via my weeding.
Snow is credited with the discovery that cholera is transmitted through
  sewage-tainted water.
The messages being transmitted are subliminal and coded deep within the
  ubiquitous drone.
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