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[tran-skrip-shuh n] /trænˈskrɪp ʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of transcribing.
2.
something transcribed.
3.
a transcript; copy.
4.
Music.
  1. the arrangement of a composition for a medium other than that for which it was originally written.
  2. a composition so arranged.
5.
Radio and Television. a recording made especially for broadcasting.
6.
Genetics. the process by which genetic information on a strand of DNA is used to synthesize a strand of complementary RNA.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin trānscrīptiōn- (stem of trānscrīptiō). See transcript, -ion
Related forms
transcriptional, adjective
transcriptionally, adverb
transscriptionist, noun
transcriptive
[tran-skrip-tiv] /trænˈskrɪp tɪv/ (Show IPA),
adjective
transcriptively, adverb
mistranscription, noun
nontranscription, noun
nontranscriptive, adjective
pretranscription, noun
retranscription, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for transscriptionist

transcription

/trænˈskrɪpʃən/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of transcribing or the state of being transcribed
2.
something transcribed
3.
a representation in writing of the actual pronunciation of a speech sound, word, or piece of continuous text, using not a conventional orthography but a symbol or set of symbols specially designated as standing for corresponding phonetic values
Derived Forms
transcriptional, transcriptive, adjective
transcriptionally, transcriptively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for transscriptionist

transcription

n.

1590s, from Latin transcriptionem, noun of action from past participle stem of transcribere (see transcribe).

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transscriptionist in Medicine

transcription tran·scrip·tion (trān-skrĭp'shən)
n.

  1. The act or process of transcribing.

  2. Something that has been transcribed.

  3. The process by which mRNA is synthesized from a DNA template resulting in the transfer of genetic information from the DNA molecule to mRNA.


tran·scrip'tion·al adj.
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transscriptionist in Science
transcription
  (trān-skrĭp'shən)   
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. Compare translation.
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