AskDefine | Define transcribe

Dictionary Definition



1 write out from speech, notes, etc.; "Transcribe the oral history of this tribe"
2 rewrite in a different script; "The Sanskrit text had to be transliterated" [syn: transliterate]
3 rewrite or arrange a piece of music for an instrument or medium other than that originally intended
4 make a phonetic transcription of; "The anthropologist transcribed the sentences of the native informant"
5 convert the genetic information in (a strand of DNA) into a strand of RNA, especially messenger RNA

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To make a full written or typewritten copy of something
  2. To transfer data from one recording media to another
  3. To adapt a composition for a voice or instrument other than the original; to notate live or recorded music
  4. To cause DNA to undergo transcription
  5. To represent speech by phonetic symbols


Extensive Definition

Transcription may refer to:

See also

transcribe in Czech: Transkripce
transcribe in Danish: Transskription
transcribe in German: Transkription
transcribe in Estonian: Transkriptsioon
transcribe in Spanish: Transcripción
transcribe in French: Transcription
transcribe in Hebrew: שעתוק
transcribe in Hungarian: Átírás
transcribe in Dutch: Transcriptie
transcribe in Japanese: 転写
transcribe in Norwegian: Transkripsjon
transcribe in Polish: Transkrypcja
transcribe in Portuguese: Transcrição
transcribe in Russian: Транскрипция
transcribe in Simple English: Transcription
transcribe in Slovak: Transkripcia
transcribe in Swedish: Transkription
transcribe in Ukrainian: Транскрипція

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