I want to provide a description of a notation X as "X = Transmit time of the disaster signal." It means the time at which the disaster signal was transmitted.

Question: Is it correct to use the verb "transmit" with the noun "time"?

My colleague says it might be incorrect usage of "transmit". But he didn't explain why.

Should it be "X = Transmission time of the disaster signal"?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanking you in advance.

1 Answer 1


You want the word to be understood as a noun, because you mean "The time of the transmit".

But transmit is used as a verb in most phrases, so this is odd.

Transmission is used as a noun, so "transmission time" is better.

"Transmit time..." would read like an imperative expression telling you to "transmit the time, please".

  • Thank you very much.
    – nashynash
    May 5, 2020 at 9:30

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