- 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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- 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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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