transcription

noun
tran·scrip·tion | \tran(t)-ˈskrip-shən \

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, -shə-nᵊl \ adjective
transcriptionally adverb

Examples of transcription in a Sentence

Transcription of the tapes took weeks.

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Some transcripts turned over so far have included unidentified and misidentified speakers, summaries instead of transcription and talks that were in person labeled as calls, according to a defense motion. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Man accused of mass shooting plot in Milwaukee wins a sliver of freedom," 27 June 2018 Their platform is riddled with caption and transcription errors. Ace Ratcliff, SELF, "I Rely On Closed Captions to Enjoy a Show And I Don't Appreciate Netflix's Way of Censoring Them," 10 July 2018 In fact, the newspaper had taped the interview and the transcription was accurate. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Trump’s press conference in Britain was incredibly awkward.," 13 July 2018 Voice recognition and transcription have both been at the company for a long time, as has computer generated voice tech. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Talking to Google Duplex: Google’s human-like phone AI feels revolutionary," 27 June 2018 Nuance had been performing medical transcription services for UC San Diego. Gary Robbins, sandiegouniontribune.com, "UC San Diego Health reports data breach in patient records," 28 June 2018 The first movement cadenza, which Kopatchinsakaja patterned after one Beethoven wrote for a piano transcription of the concerto, had her in riotous dialogue with the timpanist and other members of the ensemble. Mark Swed, latimes.com, "Beethoven rolls over at the Ojai Music Festival," 8 June 2018 Reneau-Wedeen says that down the line, Google is looking to add automatic transcription of podcasts to enable better search via its index. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Google vows to double podcast audience with new Android app," 19 June 2018 Different people could make transcriptions of the same musical recording, for instance, and come up with slightly different scores. Dieter Bohn, The Verge, "A better metaphor for technology," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of transcription

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 \

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 \ adjective
transcriptionally \ \ adverb

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