Definition of transcription
1 : an act, process, or instance of transcribing
2 : copy, transcript: such asa : an arrangement of a musical composition for some instrument or voice other than the originalb : 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
transcriptionalplay \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of transcription in a Sentence
Transcription of the tapes took weeks.
Recent Examples of transcription from the Web
Like most stenographers, Emerson’s court reporter, Melinda Cantrell, records proceedings to aid in her transcriptions.
And then everything had to be double- and triple-checked to make sure my transcriptions were accurate.
A freely available voice transcription tool is likewise built-in to Google Docs for those who would care to experiment.
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First Known Use of transcription
TRANSCRIPTION Defined for English Language Learners
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 Definition of transcription
transcriptional\-shnəl, -shən-əl\play adjective
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