Etymology
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transcribe (v.)

1550s, from Latin transcribere "to copy, write again in another place, write over, transfer," from trans "across, beyond; over" (see trans-) + scribere "to write" (from PIE root *skribh- "to cut"). To do it poorly is to transcribble (1746). Related: Transcribed; transcriber; transcribing.

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Definitions of transcribe

transcribe (v.)
write out from speech, notes, etc.;
transcribe (v.)
rewrite in a different script;
Synonyms: transliterate
transcribe (v.)
rewrite or arrange a piece of music for an instrument or medium other than that originally intended;
transcribe (v.)
make a phonetic transcription of;
The anthropologist transcribed the sentences of the native informant
transcribe (v.)
convert the genetic information in (a strand of DNA) into a strand of RNA, especially messenger RNA;
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