tran·script | \ˈtran(t)-ˌskript \

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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Then read the full transcript of her words, below: Chief of the Air Staff, today is a very special day. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Queen Elizabeth Paid Tribute to Her Father in a Speech to Mark the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force," 10 July 2018 Missouri lawmakers read aloud the transcripts of his accuser’s grand jury testimony in a Capitol committee room, livestreamed for the public, last week. Heidi Stevens,, "Roseanne, Eric Greitens offer us a leadership lesson (no, seriously)," 30 May 2018 But the lion's share of Tuesday's proceedings consisted of legislators reading the transcript of a contentious nine-hour deposition of the woman conducted by Greitens' attorneys in early April. Jason Hancock, kansascity, "Missouri lawmakers read, aloud, hours of testimony by woman in Greitens case | The Kansas City Star," 22 May 2018 Below is a full transcript of what Brownell and Clemson's players said Sunday. James Crepea,, "What Clemson's Brad Brownell, players said about beating Auburn in NCAA Tournament," 18 Mar. 2018 The school invites students with weaker quantitative backgrounds, as evident in undergraduate transcripts and standardized test scores, according to Yale’s admissions office. Janaki Chadha, WSJ, "M.B.A. Programs Try Catering to Liberal-Arts Types—With Math Camp," 4 July 2018 The storytelling is eclectic by design: a collage of poetry and prose, OkCupid chats and diary entries, tweets and interview transcripts; there’s even a series of drawings. Steph Cha, USA TODAY, "Amber Tamblyn takes on rape culture (with a daring twist) in debut novel, 'Any Man'," 26 June 2018 What follows is a transcript of our conversation, condensed and lightly edited. Dan Frommer, Recode, "Afternoon tea with Sir James Dyson," 16 June 2018 Returning students will need to complete an application, provide proof of residence, FAFSA filing and school transcripts. Staff Report, Post-Tribune, "Community news," 15 June 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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The first known use of transcript was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of transcript

: a written, printed, or typed copy of words that have been spoken

: an official record of a student's grades


tran·script | \ˈtran-ˌskript \

Kids Definition of transcript

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


tran·script | \ˈtran(t)s-ˌkript \

Medical Definition of transcript 

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

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