transcribe

[ tran-skrahyb ]
/ trænˈskraɪb /

verb (used with object), tran·scribed, tran·scrib·ing.


Nearby words

  1. transcortical,
  2. transcortical apraxia,
  3. transcortin,
  4. transcranial,
  5. transcranial magnetic stimulation,
  6. transcript,
  7. transcriptase,
  8. transcription,
  9. transcriptive,
  10. transcriptome

Origin of transcribe

1545–55; < Latin trānscrībere to copy off, equivalent to trāns- trans- + scrībere to write. See scribe1

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British Dictionary definitions for transcribe

transcribe

/ (trænˈskraɪb) /

verb (tr)

Derived Formstranscribable, adjectivetranscriber, noun

Word Origin for transcribe

C16: from Latin transcrībere, from trans- + scrībere to write

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Word Origin and History for transcribe

transcribe

v.

1550s, from Latin transcribere "to copy, write again in another place, write over, transfer," from trans- "over" (see trans-) + scribere "write" (see script (n.)). To do it poorly is to transcribble (1746). Related: Transcribed; transcribing.

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