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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The royal reporter also shared a full transcript of Prince Harry's speech, in case any royal fans want to read it in its entirety. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Just Made a Surprise Joint Appearance at WE Day," 6 Mar. 2019 Below is the full transcript, with our annotations. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "Kirstjen Nielsen’s mighty struggle to explain separating families at the border, annotated," 19 June 2018 For the full transcript of this episode, click here. Glamour, "Broken Harts, Episode 7: 'Stone-Cold Narcissist'," 22 Jan. 2019 When the December controversy unfolded, the author of the 2015 Rolling Stone profile, Jonah Weiner, circulated portions of the full interview transcript, including on-the-record remarks which hadn’t been published in the piece. Aja Romano, Vox, "Why the Kevin Hart Oscars backlash is different from other recent public shamings," 5 Jan. 2019 Further, Tesla sent us a portion of the interview transcript regarding Musk's remarks about Denholm that had been edited down by 60 Minutes. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Elon Musk on 60 Minutes: “I do not respect the SEC”," 10 Dec. 2018 Adding to the drama, a former co-worker at the Cardinals hacked Astro accounts and leaked almost a year’s worth of company transcripts, jealous because of the attention the team was receiving. Matthew Wilson, USA TODAY, "'Astroball': How the Houston Astros climbed from baseball's basement to champions," 13 July 2018 One of the … transcripts contained [Miller’s] false claim. Dom Amore,, "Kevin Ollie Threatens Lawsuit Against UConn, Demands Retraction For Release Of 'Confidential' Transcripts," 27 June 2018 The committee released more than 1,800 pages of transcripts of interviews last year with Trump's son and others who met with a Russian attorney at Trump Tower ahead of the 2016 election., "Trump Jr. says he can't recall discussing Russia investigation with father," 16 May 2018

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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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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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