transcription

noun
tran·​scrip·​tion | \ tran(t)-ˈskrip-shən How to pronounce transcription (audio) \

Definition of transcription

1 : an act, process, or instance of transcribing
2 : copy, transcript: such as
a : an arrangement of a musical composition for some instrument or voice other than the original
b : a recording (as on magnetic tape) made especially for use in radio broadcasting
3 : the process of constructing a messenger RNA molecule using a DNA molecule as a template with resulting transfer of genetic information to the messenger RNA — compare translation sense 2, reverse transcription

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Other Words from transcription

transcriptional \ tran(t)-​ˈskrip-​shnəl How to pronounce transcriptional (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective
transcriptionally adverb

Examples of transcription in a Sentence

Transcription of the tapes took weeks.

Recent Examples on the Web

This transcript is created in part by audio transcription software and lightly edited by a producer, so there may be slight deviations from the podcast audio. Kaila White, azcentral, "Did Phoenix ever segregate where minorities could live? Find out with Valley 101 podcast," 10 June 2019 Online transcription company SpeakWrite hires independent contractors and lets them set their own hours and work from home. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "11 best innovative ways to make money online, and avoid the Internet job scams," 12 Jan. 2018 Hangouts adds transcriptions, streaming, and Gmail integration There are two versions of Hangouts for businesses: Hangouts Meet (the videoconferencing portion) and Hangouts Chat (which focuses on chat). Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "5 Google G Suite changes that will improve your life," 11 Apr. 2019 Microsoft has been busy adding intelligence to Office, with innovations like smarter search and Ideas being added to simplify Office’s deep feature set, to video transcription, to the Resume Assistant feature being shown off within the Word video. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft dismisses Office 2019 as old and dumb in videos promoting Office 365 subscriptions," 6 Feb. 2019 The only way to see a conversation before was to witness it in real time — the new transcriptions save a copy for later viewing. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Google’s call screening transcriptions start rolling out to Pixel owners," 3 Dec. 2018 The transcription all happens on the call screen, making it look more like an instant messaging app than a phone call. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Pixel 3 XL review—Google software deserves better than this hardware," 15 Oct. 2018 Machine learning has all kinds of nefarious and trivial applications, but one of the most useful and terrific has been the rise of quick and cheap transcription tools. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Finally, the Robots Are Turning Phone Calls Into Text Chats," 3 Dec. 2018 Christine Gold attended the Seattle school from 2001-2005, allegedly lured by promises the three-year program in legal transcription would lead to a high-paying job. Asia Fields, The Seattle Times, "Former Seattle student suing DeVos over student debt incurred at deceptive for-profit school," 28 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of transcription

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of transcription was in 1598

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transcription

noun

English Language Learners Definition of transcription

: the act or process of making a written, printed, or typed copy of words that have been spoken
: a written, printed, or typed copy of words that have been spoken

transcription

noun
tran·​scrip·​tion | \ tran(t)s-ˈkrip-shən How to pronounce transcription (audio) \

Medical Definition of transcription

: the process of constructing a messenger RNA molecule using a DNA molecule as a template with resulting transfer of genetic information to the messenger RNA — compare reverse transcription, translation

Other Words from transcription

transcriptional \ -​shnəl, -​shən-​ᵊl How to pronounce transcriptional (audio) \ adjective
transcriptionally \ -​ē How to pronounce transcriptionally (audio) \ adverb

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