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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  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 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  act  of  sending  a  message;  causing  a  message  to  be 
  transmitted  [syn:  {transmittal},  {transmitting}] 
  2:  communication  by  means  of  transmitted  signals 
  3:  the  fraction  of  radiant  energy  that  passes  through  a 
  substance  [syn:  {transmittance}] 
  4:  an  incident  is  which  an  infectious  disease  is  transmitted 
  [syn:  {infection},  {contagion}] 
  5:  the  gears  that  transmit  power  from  an  automobile  engine  via 
  the  driveshaft  to  the  live  axle 

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