• IPA: /trænˈskɹaɪb/

transcribe (transcribes, present participle transcribing; past and past participle transcribed)

  1. 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.
  2. (dictation) To make such a conversion from live or recorded speech to text.
    The doctor made several recordings today which she will transcribe into medical reports tomorrow.
  3. (computing) To transfer data from one recording medium to another.
  4. (music) To adapt a composition for a voice or instrument other than the original; to notate live or recorded music.
  5. (biochemistry) To cause DNA to undergo transcription.
  6. (linguistics) To represent speech by phonetic symbols.
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