transmitting set


[trans-mit-er, tranz-]
a person or thing that transmits.
Also called transmitting 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.
the part of a telephonic or telegraphic apparatus that converts sound waves or mechanical movements into corresponding electric waves or impulses.
Biochemistry, neurotransmitter.

1720–30; transmit + -er1 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
transmitter (trænzˈmɪtə)
1.  a person or thing that transmits
2.  the equipment used for generating and amplifying a radio-frequency carrier, modulating the carrier with information, and feeding it to an aerial for transmission
3.  the microphone in a telephone that converts sound waves into audio-frequency electrical signals
4.  a device that converts mechanical movements into coded electrical signals transmitted along a telegraph circuit
5.  physiol short for neurotransmitter

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transmitter   (trāns'mĭt-ər)  Pronunciation Key 
A device that converts sound, light, or electrical signals into radio, microwave, or other electrical signals of sufficient strength for the purpose of telecommunication. Compare receiver.
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