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Meaning of transcribe

tran•scribe

Pronunciation: (tran-skrīb'), [key]
— -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. to represent (speech sounds) in written phonetic or phonemic symbols.
  5. to make a recording of (a program, announcement, etc.) for broadcasting.
  6. to arrange (a composition) for a medium other than that for which it was originally written.
  7. to effect genetic transcription of (a DNA molecule template).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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