Transmission Trans*mis"sion, n. [L. transmissio; cf. F. transmission. See {Transmit}.] 1. The act of transmitting, or the state of being transmitted; as, the transmission of letters, writings, papers, news, and the like, from one country to another; the transmission of rights, titles, or privileges, from father to son, or from one generation to another. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) The right possessed by an heir or legatee of transmitting to his successor or successors any inheritance, legacy, right, or privilege, to which he is entitled, even if he should die without enjoying or exercising it. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mech.) The mechanism within a vehicle which transmits rotational power from the engine to the axle of the wheel propelling the vehicle; it includes the gears and gear-changing mechanism as well as the propeller shaft. [1913 Webster]

4. The process or event of sending signals by means of a radio-frequency wave from an electronic transmitter to a receiving device. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.