Associations to the word «Transcribe»


TRANSCRIBE, verb. To convert a representation of language, typically speech but also sign language, etc., to another representation. The term now usually implies the conversion of speech to text by a human transcriptionist with the assistance of a computer for word processing and sometimes also for speech recognition, the process of a computer interpreting speech and converting it to text.
TRANSCRIBE, verb. (dictation) To make such a conversion from live or recorded speech to text.
TRANSCRIBE, verb. (computing) To transfer data from one recording medium to another.
TRANSCRIBE, verb. (music) To adapt a composition for a voice or instrument other than the original; to notate live or recorded music.
TRANSCRIBE, verb. (biochemistry) To cause DNA to undergo transcription.
TRANSCRIBE, verb. (linguistics) To represent speech by phonetic symbols.

Dictionary definition

TRANSCRIBE, verb. Write out from speech, notes, etc.; "Transcribe the oral history of this tribe".
TRANSCRIBE, verb. Rewrite in a different script; "The Sanskrit text had to be transliterated".
TRANSCRIBE, verb. Rewrite or arrange a piece of music for an instrument or medium other than that originally intended.
TRANSCRIBE, verb. Make a phonetic transcription of; "The anthropologist transcribed the sentences of the native informant".
TRANSCRIBE, verb. Convert the genetic information in (a strand of DNA) into a strand of RNA, especially messenger RNA.

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King