tran·​scrip·​tion·​ist tran(t)-ˈskrip-shə-nist How to pronounce transcriptionist (audio)
: one that transcribes
especially : a typist who transcribes dictated medical reports

Examples of transcriptionist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At 68, Payne retired from her 30-year career as a transcriptionist and enrolled at Texas Woman’s University. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 21 Dec. 2023 The young Andreessen struck me as supremely self-confident and a very fast talker, earning the permanent enmity of my transcriptionist. WIRED, 20 Oct. 2023 Through the years, Mr. Nowlin worked as a medical transcriptionist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, a church receptionist, and finally, a dispatcher for Donny’s Repair. Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun, 23 July 2023 That's not a transcriptionist's error. Celia Storey, Arkansas Online, 30 May 2022 Smith grew up in Birmingham, the son of a Cellular One agent and a medical transcriptionist. Amy Feldman, Forbes, 15 Aug. 2022 Instruct the transcriptionist about your requirements for verbatim or non-verbatim transcripts. Beth Worthy, Forbes, 29 June 2022 Provide a list of meeting participants to the transcriptionist. Beth Worthy, Forbes, 29 June 2022 In such cases, the transcriptionist needs to identify each speaker's voice correctly. Beth Worthy, Forbes, 29 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of transcriptionist was in 1963

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“Transcriptionist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


tran·​scrip·​tion·​ist -shə-nəst How to pronounce transcriptionist (audio)
: one that transcribes

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