A transcript is a written record of something. You could read a transcript of a speech or a transcript of all the classes a student has attended at a school (yawn).

The word script in transcript is a clue that this word means something written. One type of transcript is a record of something spoken, such as a transcript of testimony given in court. Newspapers will often publish transcripts of major speeches by the President. Also, a transcript is a type of record, especially from a school. When applying for jobs, you might need to ask your college to send a transcript: an official record of your classes and grades.

Definitions of transcript
  1. noun
    something that has been transcribed; a written record (usually typewritten) of dictated or recorded speech
    “he read a transcript of the interrogation”
    “you can obtain a transcript of this radio program by sending a self-addressed envelope to the station”
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    type of:
    piece of writing, writing, written material
    the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)
  2. noun
    a reproduction of a written record
    synonyms: copy
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    type of:
    written account, written record
    a written document preserving knowledge of facts or events
  3. noun
    an official record of a student’s coursework and academic performance
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    type of:
    anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events
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