Trans·mit v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transmitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Transmitting.]
1. To cause to pass over or through; to communicate by sending; to send from one person or place to another; to pass on or down as by inheritance; as, to transmit a memorial; to transmit dispatches; to transmit money, or bills of exchange, from one country to another.
The ancientest fathers must be next removed, as Clement of Alexandria, and that Eusebian book of evangelic preparation, transmitting our ears through a hoard of heathenish obscenities to receive the gospel. --Milton.
The scepter of that kingdom continued to be transmitted in the dynasty of Castile. --Prescott.
2. To suffer to pass through; as, glass transmits light; metals transmit, or conduct, electricity.
v 1: transfer to another; "communicate a disease" [syn: convey,
2: transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound
carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound";
"Many metals conduct heat" [syn: conduct, convey, carry,
3: broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We
cannot air this X-rated song" [syn: air, send, broadcast,
4: send from one person or place to another; "transmit a
message" [syn: transfer, transport, channel, channelize,
[also: transmitting, transmitted]
adj 1: sent electronically as by wire or radio; "the transmitted
2: tending to occur among members of a family usually by
heredity; "an inherited disease"; "familial traits";
"genetically transmitted features" [syn: familial, genetic,
hereditary, inherited, transmissible]