transcription

noun

tran·​scrip·​tion tran(t)-ˈskrip-shən How to pronounce transcription (audio)
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
transcriptional adjective
transcriptionally adverb

Examples of transcription in a Sentence

Transcription of the tapes took weeks.
Recent Examples on the Web Some of it was akin to journal entries; some was almost a transcription of conversations with family members. Michael Paulson, New York Times, 12 Feb. 2024 This copy may not be in its final form, may be updated and may contain minor transcription errors. ABC News, 28 Jan. 2024 Share this story Image: Telegram Telegram has introduced a bunch of new features to its Android and iOS messaging apps this week, including easier ways to find channels to join and giving non-paying Telegram users access to voice transcriptions. Jess Weatherbed, The Verge, 1 Dec. 2023 These trial transcripts were literal transcriptions of the back and forth between the lawyer and the pirate, answering very specific questions in very specific detail. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 30 Dec. 2023 Genome-editing tools such as zinc finger nucleases and TALENs (transcription activator-like effector nucleases) already existed, but Crispr proved to be far more efficient, not to mention easier and cheaper to use. Emily Mullin, WIRED, 19 Dec. 2023 Sarah Larson, who did transcription work for her back in the day, remembers Joan swanning out from her bedroom mid-afternoon-nap in nightgown and eye mask to intercept a message from Mikhail Baryshnikov. Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker, 9 Jan. 2024 Warhol originally conceived of it as a straight transcription of 24 hours in the life of Ondine, one of his original superstars. Rachel Connolly, The New Republic, 12 Sep. 2023 This device translates 82 languages through voice and photos with top-tier transcription and accuracy. Theresa Holland, Travel + Leisure, 14 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of transcription was in 1598

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“Transcription.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transcription. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

transcription

noun
tran·​scrip·​tion tran(t)s-ˈkrip-shən How to pronounce transcription (audio)
1
: an act, process, or instance of transcribing
2
3
: the process of forming a messenger RNA molecule using a DNA molecule as a guide compare translation sense 2

Medical Definition

transcription

noun
tran·​scrip·​tion tran(t)s-ˈkrip-shən How to pronounce transcription (audio)
: 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 adjective
transcriptionally adverb

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