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1 something written, especially copied from one medium to another, as a typewritten version of dictation [syn: written text]
2 (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
3 a sound or television recording (e.g., from a broadcast to a tape recording)
4 the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music [syn: arrangement, arranging]
5 the act of making a record (especially an audio record); "she watched the recording from a sound-proof booth" [syn: recording]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. the act or process of transcribing
  2. something that has been transcribed, especially . .
    1. an adaptation of a composition
    2. a recorded radio or television programme
    3. a representation of speech sounds as phonetic symbols
  3. The synthesis of RNA under the direction of DNA.
  4. a job as medical transcriptionist or court reporter
  5. a computer program converting voice to action as in robotics or to text as in AI artificial intelligence

Related terms


in linuistics
in genetics

Extensive Definition

Transcription may refer to:

See also

transcription in Czech: Transkripce
transcription in Danish: Transskription
transcription in German: Transkription
transcription in Estonian: Transkriptsioon
transcription in Spanish: Transcripción
transcription in French: Transcription
transcription in Hebrew: שעתוק
transcription in Hungarian: Átírás
transcription in Dutch: Transcriptie
transcription in Japanese: 転写
transcription in Norwegian: Transkripsjon
transcription in Polish: Transkrypcja
transcription in Portuguese: Transcrição
transcription in Russian: Транскрипция
transcription in Simple English: Transcription
transcription in Slovak: Transkripcia
transcription in Swedish: Transkription
transcription in Ukrainian: Транскрипція

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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