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 2, reverse transcription

transcriptional

play \-shnəl, -shə-nᵊl\ adjective

transcriptionally

adverb

Examples of transcription in a Sentence

  1. Transcription of the tapes took weeks.

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First Known Use of transcription

1598

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TRANSCRIPTION Defined for English Language Learners

transcription

noun

Definition of transcription for English Language Learners

  • : 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


Medical Dictionary

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

transcriptional

play \-shnəl, -shən-ᵊl\ adjective

transcriptionally

play \\ adverb


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