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transcribe (trænˈskraɪb)
1.  to write, type, or print out fully from speech, notes, etc
2.  to make a phonetic transcription of
3.  to transliterate or translate
4.  to make an electrical recording of (a programme or speech) for a later broadcast
5.  music to rewrite (a piece of music) for an instrument or medium other than that originally intended; arrange
6.  computing
 a.  to transfer (information) from one storage device, such as punched cards, to another, such as magnetic tape
 b.  to transfer (information) from a computer to an external storage device
7.  (usually passive) biochem genetic code See also translate to convert the genetic information in (a strand of DNA) into a strand of RNA, esp messenger RNA
[C16: from Latin transcrībere, from trans- + scrībere to write]

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