Transcribe definition

trăn-skrīb
To record, usually on tape, for broadcast at a later date.
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To represent (speech sounds) in phonetic or phonemic symbols.
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(linguistics) To represent (speech sounds) by phonetic symbols.
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(computers) To transfer (information) from one recording and storing system to another.
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To translate or transliterate.
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To make a full written or typewritten copy of (dictated material, for example).
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To arrange or adapt (a piece of music) for an instrument, voice, or ensemble other than that for which it was originally written.
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To make a full written or typewritten copy of.
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To translate or transliterate.
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(biology) To cause DNA to undergo transcription.
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To write out or type out in full (shorthand notes, a speech, etc.)
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(biology) To cause (DNA) to undergo transcription.
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To make a recording of (a radio or TV program, commercial, etc.) for broadcast at a later time.
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(cytology) To convert (DNA, genes, etc.) into RNA, esp. messenger RNA.
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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.

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To adapt or arrange (a composition) for a voice or instrument other than the original.
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To translate (a composition) from one notational system to another.
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To reduce (live or recorded music) to notation.
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To convert a representation of language, typically speech but also sign language, etc., to another representation. The term now usually implies the conversion of speech to text by a human transcriptionist with the assistance of a computer for word processing and sometimes also for speech recognition, the process of a computer interpreting speech and converting it to text.
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(dictation) To make such a conversion from live or recorded speech to text.

The doctor made several recordings today which she will transcribe into medical reports tomorrow.

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(computing) To transfer data from one recording media to another.
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(music) To adapt a composition for a voice or instrument other than the original; to notate live or recorded music.
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(biochemistry) To cause DNA to undergo transcription.
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(linguistics) To represent speech by phonetic symbols.
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Origin of transcribe

  • Latin trānscrībere trāns- trans- scrībere to write skrībh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin trānscrÄ«bō (“to write again in another place, transcribe, copy"), from trans (“over") + scrÄ«bō (“to write"); see scribe.

    From Wiktionary