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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (5)

1. something written, especially copied from one medium to another, as a typewritten version of dictation;
[syn: transcription, written text]

2. (genetics) the organic process whereby the DNA sequence in a gene is copied into mRNA; the process whereby a base sequence of messenger RNA is synthesized on a template of complementary DNA;

3. a sound or television recording (e.g., from a broadcast to a tape recording);

4. the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music;
[syn: arrangement, arranging, transcription]

5. the act of making a record (especially an audio record);
- Example: "she watched the recording from a sound-proof booth"
[syn: recording, transcription]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

transcription n 1: something written, especially copied from one medium to another, as a typewritten version of dictation [syn: transcription, written text] 2: (genetics) the organic process whereby the DNA sequence in a gene is copied into mRNA; the process whereby a base sequence of messenger RNA is synthesized on a template of complementary DNA 3: a sound or television recording (e.g., from a broadcast to a tape recording) 4: the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music [syn: arrangement, arranging, transcription] 5: the act of making a record (especially an audio record); "she watched the recording from a sound-proof booth" [syn: recording, transcription]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

151 Moby Thesaurus words for "transcription": adaptation, amplification, apograph, arrangement, article, autograph, bilingual text, brainchild, carbon, carbon copy, cartridge, cassette, clavis, composition, computer printout, copy, crib, decipherment, decoding, disc, document, draft, duplication, edited version, edition, electrical transcription, engrossment, epigraph, essay, fair copy, faithful translation, fiche, fiction, final draft, finished version, first draft, flimsy, free translation, gloss, glossary, harmonization, hectography, holograph, hymnal, hymnbook, initialing, inscription, instrumental score, instrumentation, interlinear, interlinear translation, intonation, key, letter, lettering, libretto, literae scriptae, literary artefact, literary production, literature, loose translation, lucubration, lute tablature, manifold, manuscript, matter, metaphrase, microcopy, microfiche, microform, mimeography, modulation, music, music paper, music roll, musical notation, musical score, nonfiction, notation, opera, opera score, opus, orchestral score, orchestration, original, paper, paraphrase, parchment, part, penscript, phonograph record, phrasing, piano score, piece, piece of writing, play, poem, pony, preparation, printed matter, printout, production, reading matter, recension, record, recording, reduplication, reproduction, reprography, resolution, restatement, rewording, rubbing, score, screed, scrip, script, scrive, scroll, second draft, setting, sheet music, short score, solution, songbook, songster, suspension, tablature, tape, tape cartridge, tape cassette, tape recording, tenor, text, the written word, tone painting, tracing, transcript, transfer, translation, transliteration, trot, typescript, version, vocal score, wax, wire recording, work, writing, written music, xerography