transitive verb (transcribed; transcribing) Etymology: Latin transcribere, from trans- + scribere to write — more at scribe Date: 1552 1. a. to make a written copy of b. to make a copy of (dictated or recorded matter) in longhand or on a machine (as a typewriter) c. to paraphrase or summarize in writing d. write down, record 2. a. to represent (speech sounds) by means of phonetic symbols b. translate 2a c. to transfer (data) from one recording form to another d. to record (as on magnetic tape) for later broadcast 3. to make a musical transcription of 4. to cause (as DNA) to undergo genetic transcription • transcriber noun

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  • Transcribe — Tran*scribe (tr[a^]n*skr[imac]b ), v. 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transcribe — index copy, enter (record) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 transcribe …   Law dictionary

  • transcribe — (v.) 1550s, from L. transcribere to copy, write again in another place, write over, transfer, from trans over (see TRANS (Cf. trans )) + scribere write (see SCRIPT (Cf. script)). To do it poorly is to transcribble (1746). Related: Transcribed;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • transcribe — [v] transfer to another medium copy out, decipher, duplicate, engross, interpret, note, record, render, reprint, reproduce, rewrite, set out, take down, tape, tape record, transfer, translate, transliterate, write out; concepts 79,125,171 …   New thesaurus

  • transcribe — ► VERB 1) put (thoughts, speech, or data) into written or printed form. 2) make a copy of, especially in another alphabet or language. 3) arrange (a piece of music) for a different instrument, voice, etc. DERIVATIVES transcriber noun. ORIGIN… …   English terms dictionary

  • transcribe — [tran skrīb′] vt. transcribed, transcribing [L transcribere: see TRANS & SCRIBE] 1. to write out or type out in full (shorthand notes, a speech, etc.) 2. to represent (speech sounds) in phonetic or phonemic symbols 3. to translate or… …   English World dictionary

  • transcribe — v. 1) (D; tr.) to transcribe from; to (to transcribe testimony from a tape) 2) (D; intr., tr.) to transcribe in (to transcribe speech in phonetic script) * * * [træn skraɪb] to (to transcribe testimony from a tape) (D; tr.) to transcribe from (D; …   Combinatory dictionary

  • transcribe — tran|scribe [trænˈskraıb] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: transcribere, from scribere to write ] 1.) to write down something exactly as it was said ▪ A secretary transcribed the witnesses statements. 2.) to write an exact copy of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • transcribe — [[t]trænskra͟ɪb[/t]] transcribes, transcribing, transcribed 1) VERB If you transcribe a speech or text, you write it out in a different form from the one in which it exists, for example by writing it out in full from notes or from a tape… …   English dictionary

  • transcribe — UK [trænˈskraɪb] / US verb [transitive] Word forms transcribe : present tense I/you/we/they transcribe he/she/it transcribes present participle transcribing past tense transcribed past participle transcribed 1) to write, type, or record something …   English dictionary

  • transcribe — /trænˈskraɪb / (say tran skruyb) verb (t) (transcribed, transcribing) 1. to make a copy of in writing: to transcribe a document. 2. to reproduce in writing or print as from speech. 3. to write out in other characters; transliterate: to transcribe …   Australian English dictionary

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