Definitions for "Transmissive"
An original, such as a 35mm slide or transparency, which light passes through to produce an image. Opposite of REFLECTIVE. In general, transmissive originals produce higher-quality scans than reflective originals.
A display that uses a backlight shining through the LCD to produce the image. Good in regular or dim lighting. Not for use in sunshine.
A viewing mode that cannot be read using front lighting to provide the illumination for the display, it therefore must use a backlight.
Capable of being transmitted; derived, or handed down, from one to another.