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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Unlike applying to colleges as a new student, high school grades/transcripts aren't as necessary, but might still be required. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "How To Transfer Colleges When You Think You Want To Switch Schools," 27 Dec. 2018 The company has stashed boxes of transcripts in Indianapolis, Ind., according to the settlement. Lindsay Ellis, Houston Chronicle, "AG Paxton cheers settlement that allows ex-ITT Tech students to receive academic records," 5 June 2018 Forensic lip readers provided a transcript, which was then reenacted by British actors, who, in order to get the accents right, were from the same regions as the soldiers would have been. Peter Martin, Popular Mechanics, "This World War I Footage Was Smoothed and Colorized. And It’s Amazing.," 17 Dec. 2018 The interview transcript has been edited for clarity and brevity. Brad Branan, sacbee, "What makes a 40-year-old marijuana movie relevant? Cheech and Chong have an answer. | The Sacramento Bee," 1 Apr. 2018 At the hearing, Belohlavek and Epstein’s attorney, Goldberger, were in sync, the court transcript shows. Julie K. Brown, The Seattle Times, "Perversion of Justice: Even from jail, sex abuser manipulated the system. His victims were kept in the dark," 4 Dec. 2018 Unlike Google Voice, this feature does not turn transcripts into literal emails by sending them to your inbox, at least not yet. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Finally, the Robots Are Turning Phone Calls Into Text Chats," 3 Dec. 2018 The House Intelligence Committee will vote Friday on whether to make public some executive-session transcripts related to the panel’s now-concluded Russia investigation. Dom Calicchio, Fox News, "House intel panel to vote Friday on release of Russia probe transcripts," 27 Sep. 2018 But other transcripts shed some light on Cruz’s state of mind before the shooting. Rafael Olmeda,, "Parkland shooter made racist, violent statements to friends before shooting," 29 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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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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