Definition of transcript in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtrɑːnskrɪpt//ˈtranskrɪpt/


  • 1A written or printed version of material originally presented in another medium.

    ‘a word-for-word transcript comes with each tape’
    • ‘At time of writing the full transcript of the session wasn't yet available, so we're currently unable to dig deeper into this eccentric argument.’
    • ‘The White House wasted no time in exacting likewise from newspapers in regard to print transcripts.’
    • ‘After writing out the transcript of that conversation, I can now see the error I made.’
    • ‘But if you read the complete transcripts of the two versions of the interview, you will see that they are quite different.’
    • ‘So everything has to be directly from the court transcripts.’
    • ‘The source material comes from trial transcripts e-mailed to the producers by a court reporter on the scene.’
    • ‘Author retains copyright, though she contracts not to devalue the original work with subsequent editions, transcripts, or synopses.’
    • ‘The interview terminated eventually, and I signed and applied my palm print on the transcript.’
    • ‘Students occasionally show the school psychologist their journals, pulling up posts on her computer or sharing printed transcripts of instant messages.’
    • ‘The film is based on exhaustive research including investigation files, court transcripts, personal interviews and unpublished correspondence.’
    • ‘He was not able to refer me to the specific part of the transcript where that material appears.’
    • ‘Another rater coded 70% of the transcripts according to written coding procedures.’
    • ‘The following links are to articles and transcripts of the post debate analysis.’
    • ‘She had 10,000 pages of court transcripts alone.’
    • ‘Evidence had been presented and transcripts published long ago; the details of the crime had long since come to light.’
    • ‘But all of the reports, background materials, and transcripts of meetings are online for anyone to read.’
    • ‘The table of contents now links to copies of off-site copies of transcripts with no HTML versions yet.’
    • ‘The coding of such materials as interview transcripts has typically entailed writing marginal notes on them and gradually refining those notes into codes.’
    • ‘It may be that the respondent will reproduce the transcript as part of the further material.’
    • ‘We examined the recordings and written transcripts of every consultation.’
    written version, written copy, copy, printed version, transliteration, reproduction, record, text, script, note, summary, log, documentation
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  • 2Biochemistry
    A length of RNA or DNA that has been transcribed respectively from a DNA or RNA template.

    • ‘These gRNAs mediate drastic editing of many maxicircle gene transcripts by insertion and deletion of uridine residues.’
    • ‘In cases where multiple transcripts were predicted for a gene, the longest transcript was used.’
    • ‘Codon bias allows mRNA transcripts to be translated more quickly and accurately through efficient use of the transfer RNA pool.’
    • ‘For the structures in figure 2 to form, complete individual tRNA gene transcripts are required.’
    • ‘Both transcripts from the mutated allele are thus likely to encode completely nonfunctional GLB1 proteins.’
  • 3An official record of a student's work, showing courses taken and grades achieved.

    • ‘An official college transcript is not reviewed until the company decides to make an offer.’
    • ‘Each school typically wants a copy of an official undergraduate transcript.’
    • ‘In this study, the researchers examined the transcripts of 929 students.’
    • ‘New problems emerged during the Victoria Day long weekend, which prevented students from accessing their transcripts.’
    • ‘Some of the students also suggested keeping copies of official transcripts in the original, sealed envelope.’
    • ‘You receive a grade on your transcript for your internship course, just as you do for your academic courses.’
    • ‘Every student has a right to a grade report and transcript attesting to his or her achievements.’
    • ‘Request unofficial copies of student transcripts and copies of course descriptions to aid the new school in the selection of proper classes.’
    • ‘Such recognition is secured on an individual basis by means of degree course transcripts.’
    • ‘One principal said he had heard of students forging transcripts with generic-embossed seals to avoid paying for official transcripts.’
    • ‘Official transcripts of your undergraduate work will also need to be sent to each school.’
    • ‘Timely deposits must be made and official transcripts forwarded from undergraduate schools.’
    • ‘During this time, I received official transcripts of all my course work at the University of Massachusetts.’
    • ‘Information about both school persistence and grade point average was obtained from students' transcripts.’
    • ‘Scholarship criteria require submission of official transcripts from previous and current educational programs.’
    • ‘Students should include their transcripts in their application so that the school can determine what science courses may be needed to enter the program.’
    • ‘Our goal is to identify whether or not student patterns emerge when using transcripts and courses as a unit of analysis.’


Middle English: from Old French transcrit, from Latin transcriptum, neuter past participle of transcribere (see transcribe). The spelling change in the 15th century was due to association with the Latin.