Definition of transcription
1 : an act, process, or instance of transcribing
2 : copy, transcript: 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.
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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