transcription

A transcription is the document made by copying down in writing something that you listen to, like audio tapes, an interview, or comments made during a meeting.

If you watch TV crime dramas, you’ve probably seen someone take a transcription while cops interview a suspect — that person is writing down all the things that are said. Transcription can also refer to the process of transcribing. If you’re a musician, you probably know that transcription can also describe adapting a piece of music for different instruments, like a cello transcription of a Beatles song.

Primary Meanings of transcription

1.
n
something written, especially copied from one medium to another, as a typewritten version of dictation
2.
n
the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music
3.
n
the act of making a record (especially an audio record)
4.
n
(genetics) the organic process whereby the DNA sequence in a gene is copied into mRNA; the process whereby a base sequence of messenger RNA is synthesized on a template of complementary DNA
Full Definitions of transcription
1

n something written, especially copied from one medium to another, as a typewritten version of dictation

Synonyms:
written text
Types:
transliteration
a transcription from one alphabet to another
phonetic transcription
a transcription intended to represent each distinct speech sound with a separate symbol
Type of:
black and white, written communication, written language
communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)
2

n the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music

Synonyms:
arrangement, arranging
Types:
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rearrangement
changing an arrangement
instrumentation, orchestration
the act of arranging a piece of music for an orchestra and assigning parts to the different musical instruments
orchestration
an arrangement of events that attempts to achieve a maximum effect
juggle, juggling
the act of rearranging things to give a misleading impression
musical chairs
a rearrangement that has no practical effect or significance
reordering
a rearrangement in a different order
transposition
(electricity) a rearrangement of the relative positions of power lines in order to minimize the effects of mutual capacitance and inductance
Type of:
composing, composition
musical creation
3

n the act of making a record (especially an audio record)

Synonyms:
recording
Types:
lip sync, lip synch, lip synchronisation, lip synchronization
combining audio and video recording in such a way that the sound is perfectly synchronized with the action that produced it; especially synchronizing the movements of a speaker's lips with the sound of his speech
mastering
the act of making a master recording from which copies can be made
Type of:
creating from raw materials
the act of creating something that is different from the materials that went into it

n a sound or television recording (e.g., from a broadcast to a tape recording)

Type of:
recording
a storage device on which information (sounds or images) have been recorded
4

n (genetics) the organic process whereby the DNA sequence in a gene is copied into mRNA; the process whereby a base sequence of messenger RNA is synthesized on a template of complementary DNA

Type of:
biological process, organic process
a process occurring in living organisms

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