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Webster 1913 Edition


Transcribe

Tran-scribe′

(trăn-skrīb′)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Transcribed
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Transcribing
.]
[L.
transcribere
,
transcriptum
;
trans
across, over +
scribere
to write. See
Scribe
.]
To write over again, or in the same words; to copy;
as, to
transcribe
Livy or Tacitus; to
transcribe
a letter.

Webster 1828 Edition


Transcribe

TRANSCRI'BE

,
Verb.
T.
[L. transcribo; trans, over, and scribo, to write.] To copy; to write over again or in the same words; to write a copy of any thing; as, to transcribe Livy or Tacitus; to transcribe a letter.

Definition 2022


transcribe

transcribe

English

Verb

transcribe (third-person singular simple present transcribes, present participle transcribing, simple past and past participle transcribed)

  1. To convert a representation of language, typically speech but also sign language, etc., to another representation. The term now usually implies the conversion of speech to text by a human transcriptionist with the assistance of a computer for word processing and sometimes also for speech recognition, the process of a computer interpreting speech and converting it to text.
  2. (dictation) To make such a conversion from live or recorded speech to text.
    The doctor made several recordings today which she will transcribe into medical reports tomorrow.
  3. (computing) To transfer data from one recording medium to another.
  4. (music) To adapt a composition for a voice or instrument other than the original; to notate live or recorded music.
  5. (biochemistry) To cause DNA to undergo transcription.
  6. (linguistics) To represent speech by phonetic symbols.

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References

  • transcribe in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • transcribe in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Latin

Verb

trānscrībe

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of trānscrībō

Spanish

Verb

transcribe

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of transcribir.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of transcribir.
  3. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of transcribir.