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

Other Words from transcription

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

Examples of transcription in a Sentence

Transcription of the tapes took weeks.
Recent Examples on the Web This prompts the transcription of early viral mRNA proteins, including host range factors that can evade the immune system and facilitate the synthesis of viral RNA products. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 6 June 2022 Almost two hours and several standing ovations later, the same virtues characterized his encore, Busoni’s transcription of Bach’s Chorale Prelude in G Minor. Zachary Lewis, cleveland, 25 Apr. 2022 Zoom added live transcription to its free service only in October 2021, but the meeting’s host has to enable them. Tali Arbel, USA TODAY, 28 June 2022 Zoom added live transcription to its free service only in October 2021, but the meeting’s host has to enable them. Tali Arbel, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 June 2022 By occupying these sites like roadblocks on a highway, methyl groups can alter transcription, a basic step in gene expression where a piece of RNA is made from a DNA template. Rachel Yehuda, Scientific American, 18 June 2022 And, because of a transcription error, the article misstated what Sobhy said after a match in Chicago in February. New York Times, 8 May 2022 The following is a close transcription of Director Steven McCraw's comments, edited for order and clarity. Taylor Pettaway, San Antonio Express-News, 27 May 2022 Here, the nonstructural proteins help with viral replication by regulating transcription and impairing host defenses. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 2 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of transcription

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Jul 2022

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“Transcription.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transcription. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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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 transcription (audio) \ adjective
transcriptionally \ -​ē How to pronounce transcription (audio) \ adverb

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