Definition of Transcription

1. Noun. Something written, especially copied from one medium to another, as a typewritten version of dictation.

Exact synonyms: Written Text
Generic synonyms: Black And White, Written Communication, Written Language
Specialized synonyms: Transliteration, Phonetic Transcription
Derivative terms: Transcribe

2. Noun. (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.
Category relationships: Genetic Science, Genetics
Generic synonyms: Biological Process, Organic Process
Derivative terms: Transcribe

3. Noun. A sound or television recording (e.g., from a broadcast to a tape recording).
Generic synonyms: Recording

4. Noun. The act of arranging and adapting a piece of music.
Exact synonyms: Arrangement, Arranging
Specialized synonyms: Rearrangement, Instrumentation, Orchestration, Orchestration
Generic synonyms: Composing, Composition

5. Noun. The act of making a record (especially an audio record). "She watched the recording from a sound-proof booth"
Exact synonyms: Recording
Generic synonyms: Creating From Raw Materials
Specialized synonyms: Lip Sync, Lip Synch, Lip Synchronisation, Lip Synchronization, Mastering
Examples of category: Tape Record, Prerecord, Accession, Delete, Erase, Enter, Put Down, Record
Derivative terms: Record

Definition of Transcription

1. n. The act or process of transcribing, or copying; as, corruptions creep into books by repeated transcriptions.

Definition of Transcription

1. Noun. The act or process of transcribing. ¹

2. Noun. Something that has been transcribed, including: ¹

3. Noun. (genetics) The synthesis of RNA under the direction of DNA. ¹

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Definition of Transcription

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Transcription

1. Synthesis of RNA by RNA polymerases using a DNA template. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Transcription

transcription (current term)
transcription factor
transcription factor ap-1
transcription factors
transcription unit
transcriptional control
transcriptional silencing

Literary usage of Transcription

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1. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the 2nd NIMH Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"In mature neurons IEG transcription is stimulated by a range of ... Many IEGs encode transcription factors that are thought to control the cell's ..."

2. The Practical Study of Languages: A Guide for Teachers and Learners by Henry Sweet (1906)
"... in the transcription of remoter languages as soon as the results of our experience with European languages become known to Orientalists and others, ..."

3. University Musical Encyclopedia by Louis Charles Elson (1912)
"(These 12' works may be had in either two hand or four hand arrangements, or for two pianos. ) " Einzug der Gäste auf Wartburg," Tannhäuser transcription; ..."

4. Oxygen/Nitrogen Radicals and Cellular Injury edited by Kenneth B. Adler, Robert D. Devlin, Val Vallyathan (2000)
"-817 -796 -790 -434 I -102 I -41 +1 Having demonstrated transcription increases using the global nuclear run-on assay, the next goal was to determine ..."

5. Stability and Variation in Hopi Song by George List (1993)
"I had brought with me a copy of Curtis's transcription of this lullaby from ... We were able to use her textual transcription to distinguish one phrase from ..."

6. The New Testament in the original Greek by Brooke Foss Westcott, Fenton John Anthony Hort (1896)
"This general proposition respecting the average results of transcription requires to ... The act of transcription may under different circumstances involve ..."

7. The Early English Customs System: A Documentary Study of the Institutional by Norman Scott Brien Gras (1918)
"Rules of transcription adopted. To many the presentation of documentary raw material ... The first in importance and difficulty was the transcription of the ..."

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