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Pronunciation:  tran'skripshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of making a record (especially an audio record); "she watched the recording from a sound-proof booth"
  2. [n]  a recording (e.g., from broadcast to tape recording)
  3. [n]  something written, especially copied from one medium to another, as a typewritten version of dictation
  4. [n]  (genetics) the organic process whereby the DNA sequence in a gene is copied into mRNA; the process whereby a base sequence of messenger RNA is synthesized on a template of complementary DNA

TRANSCRIPTION is a 13 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: recording, written text
 See Also: biological process, creating from raw materials, lip sync, lip synch, lip synchronisation, lip synchronization, mastering, organic process, phonetic transcription, recording, transliteration, written communication, written language



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Tran*scrip"tion\ (tr[a^]n*skr[i^]p"sh[u^]n), n.
[Cf. F. transcription, L. transcriptio a transfer.]
1. The act or process of transcribing, or copying; as,
   corruptions creep into books by repeated transcriptions.

2. A copy; a transcript. --Walton.

3. (Mus.) An arrangement of a composition for some other
   instrument or voice than that for which it was originally
   written, as the translating of a song, a vocal or
   instrumental quartet, or even an orchestral work, into a
   piece for the piano; an adaptation; an arrangement; -- a
   name applied by modern composers for the piano to a more
   or less fanciful and ornate reproduction on their own
   instrument of a song or other piece not originally
   intended for it; as, Liszt's transcriptions of songs by

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The synthesis of an RNA copy from a sequence of DNA (a gene); the first step in gene expression. Compare translation.
  1. The process of creating a complementary RNA copy of DNA.
  2. The synthesis of an RNA copy from a sequence of DNA (a gene); the first step in gene expression.