tran·​script | \ ˈtran(t)-ˌskript How to pronounce transcript (audio) \

Definition of transcript

1a : a written, printed, or typed copy especially : a usually typed copy of dictated or recorded material
b : an official or legal and often published copy a court reporter's transcript especially : an official copy of a student's educational record
2 : a representation (as of experience) in an art form
3 : a sequence of RNA produced by transcription from a DNA template

Examples of transcript in a Sentence

a transcript of a radio program a full transcript of the court proceedings a transcript of the senator's speech You must submit your college transcript with your job application.
Recent Examples on the Web Disclosure of the Justice transcript request comes as the committee prepares for its first public hearing next month, following interviews with more than 1,000 witnesses. Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY, 17 May 2022 Prosecutors in Gamboney’s courtroom that day were seeking to get the man held in contempt of court for allegedly ducking the court summons, according to court records and a transcript of the hearing. Megan Crepeau, Chicago Tribune, 14 May 2022 The nurse practitioner, who spent just a few days a week at Otero, also had a full-time job at a clinic and owned a restaurant, according to a deposition transcript. Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2022 The software processes requests on the device with no audio or transcript files sent to the cloud. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, 12 May 2022 According to Moukawsher’s decision, which reproduces portions of the transcript of the hearing, Cunha rambled for 30 pages or so. Taylor Hartz, Hartford Courant, 12 May 2022 The meeting transcript will automatically be saved as a Google Doc, which can then be shared by the host and viewed or edited simultaneously by users. Washington Post, 11 May 2022 Other award-winning projects included a short-range, distance sensing radar that can help the visually impaired and a computational tool used to reveal how ribosomes pause and move along a cell's mRNA transcript to produce proteins. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 May 2022 Consider the discussion at page 12 in the transcript of oral arguments in the appeal between the most recent judge in the case and Andrew Pincus who is lead attorney on the case. Roger Valdez, Forbes, 2 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of transcript

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for transcript

Middle English, from Anglo-French transecrit, from Medieval Latin transcriptum, from Latin, neuter of transcriptus, past participle of transcribere

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19 May 2022

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“Transcript.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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tran·​script | \ ˈtran-ˌskript How to pronounce transcript (audio) \

Kids Definition of transcript

2 : an official copy of a student's school record


tran·​script | \ ˈtran(t)s-ˌkript How to pronounce transcript (audio) \

Medical Definition of transcript

: a sequence of RNA produced by transcription from a DNA template


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