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.
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Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, the House Intelligence Committee released thousands of pages of transcripts from its closed-door interviews with 53 individuals. Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: Justice or not for Flynn?," 8 May 2020 So far this season, that question has been asked on 15 S&P 500 earnings calls, according to an analysis of FactSet transcripts. Telis Demos, WSJ, "CEOs Struggle to Master the Mute Button," 23 Apr. 2020 Read CBS News' full coverage here, and find the full transcript below. CBS News, "Read the full transcript of the South Carolina Democratic debate," 25 Feb. 2020 At the end of the trial, Baker asked Fuerst to instruct the jury on Ohio’s self-defense laws before closing arguments and jury deliberations, according to a copy of a court transcript. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, "Judge doles out Bart Simpson-esque punishment to lawyer held in contempt for acting out at trial in Cleveland," 15 Feb. 2020 The release of the two transcripts Monday marked a new milestone in the Democrats' investigation, which has thus far taken place largely out of public view. Anchorage Daily News, "Transcripts show scattershot GOP strategy in early days of impeachment inquiry," 5 Nov. 2019 California’s state university systems have relaxed requirements for spring semester transcripts, saying letter grades, pass/fail or credit/no credit would be acceptable. Jill Tucker,, "Is failure an option? Bay Area school districts debate student grading during coronavirus closures," 20 Apr. 2020 The following is a transcript of our interview, edited for length and clarity. Tim Carman, Washington Post, "Authors of ‘Rage Baking’ say they’re learning from the controversy their book has generated," 20 Feb. 2020 That means two documents with an address such as a home mortgage, a lease agreement, utility bill, high school transcript, a W-2 form from work or a license to carry, among others. Sara Cline,, "San Antonio ID Recovery program is first step to getting out of homelessness," 18 Jan. 2020

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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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The first known use of transcript was in the 14th century

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18 May 2020

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“Transcript.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of transcript

: a written, printed, or typed copy of words that have been spoken
US : an official record of a student's grades


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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