tran|scribe [trænˈskraıb] v [T]
[Date: 1500-1600; : Latin; Origin: transcribere, from scribere 'to write']
1.) to write down something exactly as it was said
A secretary transcribed the witnesses' statements.
2.) to write an exact copy of something
He had been asked to transcribe an ancient manuscript.
3.) technical to represent speech sounds with ↑phonetic symbols
4.) formal to change a piece of writing into the alphabet of another language
transcribe sth into sth
The book has been transcribed into braille.
5.) to arrange a piece of music for a different instrument or voice
transcribe sth for sth
a piece transcribed for piano
6.) technical to copy recorded music, speech etc from one system to another, for example from ↑tape to ↑CD

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