Definition of transcription


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

Related words

instrumentation, mastering, orchestration, rearrangement, transliteration.

Rhymes with transcription

conniption, conscription, description, egyptian, encryption, inscription, nonprescription, prescription, proscription, subscription.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • transcription is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 17 points
  • transcription is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 17 points
  • transcription is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 21 points
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