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[tran-skript] /ˈtræn skrɪpt/
a written, typewritten, or printed copy; something transcribed or made by transcribing.
an exact copy or reproduction, especially one having an official status.
an official report supplied by a school on the record of an individual student, listing subjects studied, grades received, etc.
a form of something as rendered from one alphabet or language into another.
Origin of transcript
1250-1300; Middle English < Latin trānscrīptum thing copied (noun use of neuter of past participle of trānscrībere to transcribe); replacing Middle English transcrit < Old French < Latin, as above; see script Unabridged
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  • Grundtvig said that the transcript of the Beowulf must have been the work of one wholly ignorant of Old English3.

    The Translations of Beowulf Chauncey Brewster Tinker
  • I read in the transcript of the gold discoveries in California.

    The Young Adventurer Horatio Alger
  • Jack reached over, and filled Mr. Whiston's glass; and the transcript startled me by sliding to the floor.

    Old Friends and New Sarah Orne Jewett
  • At last the transcript was finished, and the operator handed it to the boy.

    Starlight Ranch Charles King
  • Have I made that transcript available to you this morning before we started this testimony?

    Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for transcript


a written, typed, or printed copy or manuscript made by transcribing
(education, mainly US & Canadian) an official record of a student's school progress and achievements
any reproduction or copy
Word Origin
C13: from Latin transcriptum, from transcrībere to transcribe
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Word Origin and History for transcript

"written copy," late 13c., from Latin transcriptum, neuter past participle of transcribere (see transcribe).

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