—v.t. 1. to send or forward, as to a recipient or destination; dispatch; convey.
2. to communicate, as information or news.
3. to pass or spread (disease, infection, etc.) to another.
4. to pass on (a genetic characteristic) from parent to offspring: The mother transmitted her red hair to her daughter. 5. Physics. a. to cause (light, heat, sound, etc.) to pass through a medium.
b. to convey or pass along (an impulse, force, motion, etc.).
c. to permit (light, heat, etc.) to pass through: Glass transmits light. 6. Radio and Television.to emit (electromagnetic waves).
—v.i. 1. to send a signal by wire, radio, or television waves.
2. to pass on a right or obligation to heirs or descendants.