- Transcribe is defined as to write out in full or to arrange a piece of music for use by a different instrument.
- An example of transcribe is to rewrite written notes into a summary of a meeting.
- An example of transcribe is to arrange a piece of violin music for use by a flute.
- to write out or type out in full (shorthand notes, a speech, etc.)
- to represent (speech sounds) in phonetic or phonemic symbols
- to translate or transliterate
- to arrange or adapt (a piece of music) for an instrument, voice, or ensemble other than that for which it was originally written
- to make a recording
- Cytology to convert (DNA, genes, etc.) into RNA, esp. messenger RNA
Origin: L transcribere: see trans- and amp; scribe
- transcriber noun
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transitive verb tran·scribed, tran·scrib·ing, tran·scribes
- To make a full written or typewritten copy of (dictated material, for example).
- Computer Science To transfer (information) from one recording and storing system to another.
- Music a. To adapt or arrange (a composition) for a voice or instrument other than the original.b. To translate (a composition) from one notational system to another.c. To reduce (live or recorded music) to notation.
- To record, usually on tape, for broadcast at a later date.
- Linguistics To represent (speech sounds) by phonetic symbols.
- To translate or transliterate.
- Biology To cause (DNA) to undergo transcription.
Origin: Latin trānscrībere : trāns-, trans- + scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.
- tran·scribˈa·ble adjective
- tran·scribˈer noun
transcribe - Computer Definition
To copy data from one medium to another; for example, from one source document to another, or from a source document to the computer. It often implies a change of format or codes.
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