tran·​script | \ ˈtran(t)-ˌskript How to pronounce transcript (audio) \

Definition of transcript

1a : a written, printed, or typed copy especially : a usually typed copy of dictated or recorded material
b : an official or legal and often published copy a court reporter's transcript especially : an official copy of a student's educational record
2 : a representation (as of experience) in an art form
3 : a sequence of RNA produced by transcription from a DNA template

Examples of transcript in a Sentence

a transcript of a radio program a full transcript of the court proceedings a transcript of the senator's speech You must submit your college transcript with your job application.
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That information was disclosed in writing on his Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office job application, according to Pierce’s legal team, and orally during his job interview for the sheriff’s office, a transcript of which is in the court record. Washington Post, "HIV-positive man sues over lost job offer," 17 Aug. 2019 Then his father died in the Oregon District shooting Betts was enrolled in the psychology department, according to his unofficial transcript. Madeline Mitchell,, "Dayton shooter removed himself from university for a self-proclaimed lack of 'maturity'," 10 Aug. 2019 Students who want to transfer to QVCC from another University are encouraged to bring their transcripts and meet with an advisor., "Community News For The Windham Edition," 2 Aug. 2019 Davion was keeping busy with work at 7-Eleven, and had made an appointment to pick up his high school transcripts in Brooklyn, hopeful that his college dream was still possible. Ali Watkins, New York Times, "‘I Just Wish We Could’ve Made It’," 27 July 2019 While students wait, USC is not allowing them to withdraw so the school can note on their official transcripts if they are expelled or suspended. Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times, "How many students cheated to get into USC? A look inside the admissions investigation," 16 July 2019 And here's the transcript of his full speech: Here is Tyler's undeniably perfect fantasy suites speech to Hannah, fully transcribed. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Somehow, 'The Bachelorette' Just Delivered a Master Class in Consent," 16 July 2019 Students can't get their transcripts until Kennedy's grade inflation investigation ends. Diana Samuels,, "Dozens of Kennedy seniors were ineligible to graduate, review finds: report," 21 June 2019 And if the defendant has testified in the first trial, noted Karen Snell, another San Francisco defense lawyer, the prosecutor can use a transcript of that testimony to challenge any contradictory testimony from the defendant in the retrial. Megan Cassidy,, "Ghost Ship trial: Dismissed jurors could face contempt proceedings," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of transcript

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for transcript

Middle English, from Anglo-French transecrit, from Medieval Latin transcriptum, from Latin, neuter of transcriptus, past participle of transcribere

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English Language Learners Definition of transcript

: a written, printed, or typed copy of words that have been spoken
US : an official record of a student's grades


tran·​script | \ ˈtran-ˌskript How to pronounce transcript (audio) \

Kids Definition of transcript

2 : an official copy of a student's school record


tran·​script | \ ˈtran(t)s-ˌkript How to pronounce transcript (audio) \

Medical Definition of transcript

: a sequence of RNA produced by transcription from a DNA template

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