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  1. a written, typewritten, or printed copy; something transcribed or made by transcribing.
  2. an exact copy or reproduction, especially one having an official status.
  3. an official report supplied by a school on the record of an individual student, listing subjects studied, grades received, etc.
  4. a form of something as rendered from one alphabet or language into another.
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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
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  1. a written, typed, or printed copy or manuscript made by transcribing
  2. education, mainly US and Canadian an official record of a student's school progress and achievements
  3. any reproduction or copy
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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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