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transcription (n.)

1590s, from French transcription, from Late Latin transcriptionem (nominative transcriptio), noun of action from past-participle stem of transcribere (see transcribe). Biological sense is from 1961. Related: Transcriptional; transcriptionist.

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Definitions of transcription from WordNet

transcription (n.)
something written, especially copied from one medium to another, as a typewritten version of dictation;
Synonyms: written text
transcription (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 (n.)
a sound or television recording (e.g., from a broadcast to a tape recording);
transcription (n.)
the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music;
Synonyms: arrangement / arranging
transcription (n.)
the act of making a record (especially an audio record);
Synonyms: recording
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