- the act or process of transcribing.
- something transcribed.
- a transcript; copy.
- the arrangement of a composition for a medium other than that for which it was originally written.
- a composition so arranged.
- Radio and Television. a recording made especially for broadcasting.
- Genetics. the process by which genetic information on a strand of DNA is used to synthesize a strand of complementary RNA.
Origin of transcription
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Examples from the Web for transcription
There was, according to this source, no recording or transcription of even this purported Callista deposition.Gingrich Claims of Veracity in Divorces Don’t Hold Up
Wayne Barrett, Kyle Roerink
December 30, 2011
Some of the exaggerated estimates may be errors of transcription.The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)
Henry Martyn Baird
But they are not life, though they are the transcription of life.Short Story Writing
Charles Raymond Barrett
A transcription for a piano duet has been made of this last movement.Contemporary American Composers
A number of transcription errors were found in the original book.Symbolic Logic
See the end of this document for further information about this transcription.The Wonders of the Invisible World
- the act or an instance of transcribing or the state of being transcribed
- something transcribed
- a representation in writing of the actual pronunciation of a speech sound, word, or piece of continuous text, using not a conventional orthography but a symbol or set of symbols specially designated as standing for corresponding phonetic values
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Word Origin and History for transcription
1590s, from Latin transcriptionem, noun of action from past participle stem of transcribere (see transcribe).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The act or process of transcribing.
- Something that has been transcribed.
- The process by which mRNA is synthesized from a DNA template resulting in the transfer of genetic information from the DNA molecule to mRNA.
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- The process in a cell by which genetic material is copied from a strand of DNA to a complementary strand of RNA (called messenger RNA). In eukaryotes, transcription takes place in the nucleus before messenger RNA is transported to the ribosomes for protein synthesis. Compare translation.
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