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tran·scrip·tion   'Audio pronunciation of ( P )  Pronunciation Key  (trdictn-skrdictpdictshdictn) Transcription

  1. The act or process of transcribing. Transcription.
  2. Something that has been transcribed, especially:
    1. Music. An adaptation of a composition.
    2. A recorded radio or television program.
    3. Linguistics. A representation of speech sounds in phonetic symbols.

tran·scripdicttion·al adj. (Transcription as an adjective)
tran·scripdicttion·al·ly adv. (An adverb formof Transcription)
tran·scripdicttion·ist n.

Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Main Entry: tran·scrip·tion (transcription)
Pronunciation: tran(t)s-'krip-sh&n
Function: noun
: 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, TRANSLATIONtran·scrip·tion·al /-shn&l, -sh&n-&l/ adjectivetran·scrip·tion·al·ly /-E/ adverb

Source: Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.


\Tran*scrip"tion\ (tr[a^]n*skr[i^]p"sh[u^]n), n. [Cf. F. transcription, L. transcriptio a transfer.] 1. The act or process of transcribing, or copying; as, corruptions creep into books by repeated transcriptions.

2. A copy; a transcript. --Walton.

3. (Mus.) An arrangement of a composition for some other instrument or voice than that for which it was originally written, as the translating of a song, a vocal or instrumental quartet, or even an orchestral work, into a piece for the piano; an adaptation; an arrangement; -- a name applied by modern composers for the piano to a more or less fanciful and ornate reproduction on their own instrument of a song or other piece not originally intended for it; as, Liszt's transcriptions of songs by Schubert.

Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.


n 1: something written, especially copied from one medium to another, as a typewritten version of dictation [syn: written text] 2: (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 3: a sound or television recording (e.g., from a broadcast to a tape recording) 4: the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music [syn: arrangement, arranging] 5: the act of making a record (especially an audio record); "she watched the recording from a sound-proof booth" [syn: recording]

Source: WordNet ® 2.0, © 2003 Princeton University


transcription: in CancerWEB's On-line Medical Dictionary

Source: On-line Medical Dictionary, © 1997-98 Academic Medical Publishing & CancerWEB


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