Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of transcribing.
  • noun Something that has been transcribed, especially.
  • noun Music An adaptation of a composition.
  • noun A recorded radio or television program.
  • noun Linguistics A representation of speech sounds in phonetic symbols.
  • noun Genetics The synthesis of messenger RNA from a DNA template through the formation of base pairs, resulting in a transfer of genetic information that codes for amino acid sequences composing proteins.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of transcribing or copying: as, errors of transcription.
  • noun A copy; a transcript.
  • noun In music, the arrangement (usually with more or less modification or variation) of a composition for some instrument or voice other than that for which it was originally composed. Also called scoring.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or process of transcribing, or copying.
  • noun A copy; a transcript.
  • noun (Mus.) An arrangement of a composition for some other instrument or voice than that for which it was originally written, as the translating of a song, a vocal or instrumental quartet, or even an orchestral work, into a piece for the piano; an adaptation; an arrangement; -- a name applied by modern composers for the piano to a more or less fanciful and ornate reproduction on their own instrument of a song or other piece not originally intended for it.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act or process of transcribing.
  • noun Something that has been transcribed, including:
  • noun genetics The synthesis of RNA under the direction of DNA.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a sound or television recording (e.g., from a broadcast to a tape recording)
  • noun something written, especially copied from one medium to another, as a typewritten version of dictation
  • noun (genetics) the organic process whereby the DNA sequence in a gene is copied into mRNA; the process whereby a base sequence of messenger RNA is synthesized on a template of complementary DNA
  • noun the act of making a record (especially an audio record)
  • noun the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music

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Examples

  • Apologies for any mishearings or mistakes in transcription – leave me a comment with any questions or clarifications.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • The transcription is exponentially better, and the additional information I mentioned above started appearing.

    The Pampers of Jesus: My Summer with HDTV

  • Those hired to do the simultaneous translation -- because that's what on-the-spot transcription is -- clearly have only one time through to hear and type the information, and if they get behind (which they do), drop-outs occur.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Electronic text transcription is fine for recent books, but for things like the Dead Sea Scrolls we'd need something more substantial.

    Let Me Tell You a Story...

  • The transcription is exponentially better, and the additional information I mentioned above started appearing.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Those hired to do the simultaneous translation -- because that's what on-the-spot transcription is -- clearly have only one time through to hear and type the information, and if they get behind (which they do), drop-outs occur.

    The Pampers of Jesus: My Summer with HDTV

  • In normal cells, the conversion of DNA into RNA is called transcription.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • In normal cells, the conversion of DNA into RNA is called transcription.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • In normal cells, the conversion of DNA into RNA is called transcription.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • In Pennsylvania, they got a Democratic judge, using a Republican law firm, Reed Smith, to assess me and Peter Camejo $81,000 in transcription costs and handwriting expert fees for defending our right to be on the ballot, which they got us off through all kinds of shenanigans.

    Archive 2007-07-01

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