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Transmitter   /trænsmˈɪtər/   Listen

Someone who transmits a message.  Synonym: sender.
Any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease.  Synonym: vector.  "Fleas are vectors of the plague" , "Aphids are transmitters of plant diseases" , "When medical scientists talk about vectors they are usually talking about insects"
Set used to broadcast radio or tv signals.  Synonym: sender.

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"Transmitter" Quotes from Famous Books

... revolutionary invention, has never been fully explained. The first rather crude and ineffective arrangements were rapidly improved by these men, and by others, prominent among whom is Blake, whose remarkable transmitter will be described presently. The best devices of these inventors were finally embodied, and in the resulting instrument we have one of the chiefest of those modern wonders whose first appearance taxed ...
— Steam Steel and Electricity • James W. Steele

... frantic radio distress call. The apparitions of men had suddenly been seen in mid-air directly in the ship's course. The message was incoherent; the vessel's wireless operator was locked in his room at the transmitter, wildly describing an ...
— The White Invaders • Raymond King Cummings

... knowledge of Morse telegraphy, and of the manipulation of tape-machines, telegraphic typing-machines, and the ordinary wireless transmitter and coherer, as of most little things of that sort which came within the outskirts of the interest of a man of science; I had collaborated with Professor Stanistreet in the production of a text-book called 'Applications ...
— The Purple Cloud • M.P. Shiel

... will send him the news," the operator states as he pats a transmitter on the desk before him. "What do you call a fair ...
— The Transgressors - Story of a Great Sin • Francis A. Adams

... known, it is electric currents and not sound-waves that are transmitted over a telephone circuit. The magneto-electric telephone in its simplest form consists of a pair of instruments called respectively the transmitter and the receiver. We talk into the transmitter and listen at the receiver. Both transmitter and receiver consist of a permanent magnet of hardened steel around one end of which is placed a coil of insulated wire. In front of this coil a diaphragm, ...
— Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV • John Lord

Words linked to "Transmitter" :   set, animate being, agent, transmit, radio transmitter, aerial, jammer, immune carrier, fauna, carrier, gene delivery vector, beast, creature, micro-organism, transmitting aerial, antenna, microorganism, transducing vector, animal, communicator, spammer, brute

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