Transcription definition

trăn-skrĭpshən
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The act or process of transcribing.
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(genetics) The synthesis of messenger RNA from a DNA template through the formation of base pairs, resulting in a transfer of genetic information that codes for amino acid sequences composing proteins.
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Something that has been transcribed, especially:
  • (music) An adaptation of a composition.
  • A recorded radio or television program.
  • (linguistics) A representation of speech sounds in phonetic symbols.
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The process in a cell by which genetic material is copied from a strand of DNA to a complementary strand of RNA (called messenger RNA ). In eukaryotes, transcription takes place in the nucleus before messenger RNA is transported to the ribosomes for protein synthesis.
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(genetics) The synthesis of messenger RNA from a DNA template through the formation of base pairs, resulting in a transfer of genetic information that codes for amino acid sequences composing proteins.
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The act or process of transcribing.
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The act or process of transcribing.
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The definition of a transcription is something fully written out, or the process of fully writing something out.

An example of a transcription is someone writing out their complete job description and responsibilities.

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Something that has been transcribed, including:
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(genetics) The synthesis of RNA under the direction of DNA.
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Something transcribed.
  • A transcript; copy.
  • An arrangement of a piece of music for an instrument, voice, or ensemble other than that for which it was originally written.
  • A recording made for radio or television broadcasting.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
transcription
Plural:
transcriptions

Origin of transcription

  • From Latin transcriptio.

    From Wiktionary