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leak in electronics or electrical transmission, the loss of electrical current, usu. resulting from inadequate insulation. [1/10 definitions]
modem an electronic apparatus that enables data to be processed for transmission from or into a computer by use of telephone or other transmitter.
monitor a radio or television receiving device that is used in a control room to check the quality of transmission. [1/11 definitions]
multiplex of, relating to, or involving the sending or receiving of two transmissions at the same time on the same channel or equipment, or the use of equipment capable of such simultaneous transmission. [1/5 definitions]
news collectively, the presentation and transmission of such reports by newspapers, radio, television, or other media. [1/3 definitions]
norepinephrine a hormone, secreted by the adrenal glands and released at the sympathetic nerve endings, that aids in transmission of nerve impulses and is used medically to constrict blood vessels and prevent bleeding.
phase modulation in radio transmission, variation of the phase of a carrier wave in accordance with the amplitude of a modulating signal such as speech.
radio compass a navigational aid consisting of a radio receiver that determines the transmission direction of incoming radio waves.
radiofrequency any frequency of electromagnetic waves between approximately ten kilohertz and 300 gigahertz, that can be used for radio transmission.
refraction the bending of rays or waves of light, heat, sound, or the like when passed obliquely from one medium to another with a different rate of transmission. [1/2 definitions]
retransmission combined form of transmission.
reverse the state of a mechanism that brings about reverse movement, esp. a gear of an automobile transmission. (Cf. forward.) [1/15 definitions]
stick shift a manually operated automobile gearshift; manual transmission.
succession the transmission of a throne, title, office, or the like. [1/4 definitions]
telegraphy the transmission or communication of messages by telegraph.
teleportation the hypothetical transmission of matter by telekinesis.
torque converter a hydraulic device that transfers or increases torque, as in the automatic transmission of an automobile.
vibration in physics, the rapid motion of a particle or elastic substance around an equilibrium position when its equilibrium has been disturbed, or a similar movement of the particles of an air mass or the like, as in sound transmission. [1/4 definitions]
wave band a specific range of radio frequencies, such as those assigned for radio and television transmission.
wave guide a piece of hollow metal tubing used for the conduction or directional transmission of microwaves.