transcription

noun
tran·​scrip·​tion | \ tran(t)-ˈskrip-shən How to pronounce transcription (audio) \

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 How to pronounce transcription (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective
transcriptionally adverb

Examples of transcription in a Sentence

Transcription of the tapes took weeks.
Recent Examples on the Web Tap or click for more info on this and other audio transcription options. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "15 tech tips you won’t find in a user's manual," 29 Apr. 2021 Expect to hear more details about the software giant’s pending $19.7 billion purchase of Nuance, which creates transcription tools for doctors, among other things. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Welcome to the corporate woke wars," 27 Apr. 2021 Plus, some transcription AIs appear (surprise, surprise) to have racist biases. Clive Thompson, Wired, "Sorry, but ‘I Missed the Meeting’ Is No Longer an Excuse," 15 Apr. 2021 In particular, the voice transcription powers of Nuance’s software could improve Microsoft products in the coming years, benefiting from direct integration into Windows, the Office suite, or other programs. Chris Smith, BGR, "Microsoft just made a $20 billion bet on the future of computing," 12 Apr. 2021 Jacobs danced with the instrument, his playful approach never clearer than the fast final fugue of J.S. Bach's transcription of an Antonio Vivaldi concerto. Rob Hubbard, Star Tribune, "Organist provides a sonic salve as Northrop reopens to in-person audiences," 14 Apr. 2021 Physicians have long utilized medical dictation to dictate a structured clinical note along with human-powered medical transcription services, or software such as Dragon in conjunction with EHR, to alleviate their administrative burden. Sindhu Kutty, Forbes, "The Rise Of AI Voice Assistants In Clinical Documentation," 3 Mar. 2021 Nuance’s voice transcription technology is used by more than 300,000 clinicians and 10,000 health care organizations worldwide, according to the company’s most recent financial report, for the year ending September 2020. Will Knight, Wired, "Microsoft Makes a $16 Billion Entry Into Health Care AI," 13 Apr. 2021 Google has a transcription service built into the Pixel, and Microsoft just released an app called Group Transcribe that can transcribe conversations happening in real-time. Chris Smith, BGR, "Microsoft just made a $20 billion bet on the future of computing," 12 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of transcription

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of transcription was in 1598

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9 May 2021

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“Transcription.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transcription. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce transcription (audio) \

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 How to pronounce transcription (audio) \ adjective
transcriptionally \ -​ē How to pronounce transcription (audio) \ adverb

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