noun the act or process of transcribing. something transcribed. a transcript; copy. . Music 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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-ion Related forms tran·scrip·tion·al, adjective tran·scrip·tion·al·ly, adverb trans·scrip·tion·ist, noun tran·scrip·tive , [tran- skrip-tiv] /trænˈskrɪp tɪv/ adjective tran·scrip·tive·ly, adverb mis·tran·scrip·tion, noun non·tran·scrip·tion, noun non·tran·scrip·tive, adjective pre·tran·scrip·tion, noun re·tran·scrip·tion, noun
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photocopy Examples from the Web for transcription Contemporary Examples of transcription Historical Examples of transcription British Dictionary definitions for transcription noun 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 Derived Forms transcriptional or transcriptive, adjective transcriptionally or transcriptively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for transcription n.
1590s, from Latin
transcriptionem, noun of action from past participle stem of transcribere (see transcribe).
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transcription in Medicine transcription [trăn-skrĭp ′shən] n. 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. Related forms tran•scrip ′tion•al adj.
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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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