Transcription Tran*scrip"tion (tr[a^]n*skr[i^]p"sh[u^]n), n. [Cf. F. transcription, L. transcriptio a transfer.] 1. The act or process of transcribing, or copying; as, corruptions creep into books by repeated transcriptions. [1913 Webster]

2. A copy; a transcript. --Walton. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

, / (to one instrument of a piece intended for another, or for the voice), , / ,

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