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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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 Her therapist’s notes from 30 years later are not objective reporting, merely a transcription of what Ms. Ford herself said. Lance Morrow, WSJ, "A Spectral Witness Materializes," 17 Sep. 2018 For paying users only, the company has also added automatic recording and transcription of video calls. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Microsoft finally gives Teams what it needs to take on Slack: A free version," 12 July 2018 On one side is music from the Faenza Codex of around 1420, a collection of transcriptions of sundry vocal compositions that is one of the earliest repositories of keyboard music. Joshua Kosman, SFChronicle.com, "CD review: ‘Codex’ by Bruce Brubaker," 11 July 2018 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

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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 \-​ē \ adverb

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