Pronunciation: (tran-skrīb'), [key]
—v.t., -scribed, -scrib•ing.
1. to make a written copy, esp. a typewritten copy, of (dictated material, notes taken during a lecture, or other spoken material).
2. to make an exact copy of (a document, text, etc.).
3. to write out in another language or alphabet; translate or transliterate: to transcribe Chinese into English characters.
4. Phonet.to represent (speech sounds) in written phonetic or phonemic symbols.
5. Radio.to make a recording of (a program, announcement, etc.) for broadcasting.
6. Music.to arrange (a composition) for a medium other than that for which it was originally written.
7. Genetics.to effect genetic transcription of (a DNA molecule template).
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