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TRANSCRIBE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does transcribe mean? 

TRANSCRIBE (verb)
  The verb TRANSCRIBE has 5 senses:

1. write out from speech, notes, etc.
2. rewrite in a different script
3. rewrite or arrange a piece of music for an instrument or medium other than that originally intended
4. make a phonetic transcription of
5. convert the genetic information in (a strand of DNA) into a strand of RNA, especially messenger RNA

  Familiarity information: TRANSCRIBE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRANSCRIBE (verb)


Sense 1transcribe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Write out from speech, notes, etc.

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

Transcribe the oral history of this tribe

Hypernyms (to "transcribe" is one way to...):

get down; put down; set down; write down (put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2transcribe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rewrite in a different script

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

transliterate; transcribe

Context example:

The Sanskrit text had to be transliterated

Hypernyms (to "transcribe" is one way to...):

rewrite (write differently; alter the writing of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "transcribe"):

Latinise; Latinize; Romanise; Romanize (write in the Latin alphabet)

braille (transcribe in Braille)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3transcribe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rewrite or arrange a piece of music for an instrument or medium other than that originally intended

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Hypernyms (to "transcribe" is one way to...):

accommodate; adapt (make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose)

Domain category:

euphony; music (any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

Did he transcribe his major works over a short period of time?


Sense 4transcribe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a phonetic transcription of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

The anthropologist transcribed the sentences of the native informant

Hypernyms (to "transcribe" is one way to...):

rewrite (write differently; alter the writing of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5transcribe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Convert the genetic information in (a strand of DNA) into a strand of RNA, especially messenger RNA

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "transcribe" is one way to...):

convert (change the nature, purpose, or function of something)

Domain category:

biochemistry (the organic chemistry of compounds and processes occuring in organisms; the effort to understand biology within the context of chemistry)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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