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Definition of "transcription" []

  • The act or process of transcribing. (noun)
  • Something that has been transcribed, especially: (noun)
  • Music An adaptation of a composition. (noun)
  • A recorded radio or television program. (noun)
  • Linguistics A representation of speech sounds in phonetic symbols. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "transcription" in a sentence
  • "Apologies for any mishearings or mistakes in transcription – leave me a comment with any questions or clarifications."
  • "Electronic text transcription is fine for recent books, but for things like the Dead Sea Scrolls we'd need something more substantial."
  • "Those hired to do the simultaneous translation -- because that's what on-the-spot transcription is -- clearly have only one time through to hear and type the information, and if they get behind (which they do), drop-outs occur."