Definitions for: Transcription

[n] the act of making a record (especially an audio record); "she watched the recording from a sound-proof booth"
[n] a recording (e.g., from broadcast to tape recording)
[n] something written, especially copied from one medium to another, as a typewritten version of dictation
[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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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

Synonyms: recording, written text

See Also: biological process, creating from raw materials, lip sync, lip synch, lip synchronisation, lip synchronization, mastering, organic process, phonetic transcription, recording, transliteration, written communication, written language

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