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Webster 1913 Edition


Transcription

Tran-scrip′tion

(trăn-skrĭp′shŭn)
,
Noun.
[Cf. F.
transcription
, L.
transcriptio
a transfer.]
1.
The act or process of transcribing, or copying;
as, corruptions creep into books by repeated
transcriptions
.
2.
A copy; a transcript.
Walton.
3.
(Mus.)
An arrangement of a composition for some other instrument or voice than that for which it was originally written, as the translating of a song, a vocal or instrumental quartet, or even an orchestral work, into a piece for the piano; an adaptation; an arrangement; – a name applied by modern composers for the piano to a more or less fanciful and ornate reproduction on their own instrument of a song or other piece not originally intended for it;
as, Liszt’s
transcriptions
of songs by Schubert
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Transcription

TRANSCRIP'TION

,
Noun.
The act of copying. Corruptions creep into books by repeated transcriptions.

Definition 2022


transcription

transcription

English

Noun

transcription (plural transcriptions)

  1. The act or process of transcribing.
  2. Something that has been transcribed, including:
    1. (music) An adaptation of a composition.
      These frame tale interludes frequently include transcriptions of Italian folk songs.
    2. A recorded radio or television programme.
    3. (linguistics) A representation of speech sounds as phonetic symbols.
  3. (genetics) The synthesis of RNA under the direction of DNA.

Coordinate terms

  • musical dictation

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French

Noun

transcription f (plural transcriptions)

  1. transcription (all senses)