Definition of transcript in US English:



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

    • ‘The White House wasted no time in exacting likewise from newspapers in regard to print transcripts.’
    • ‘He was not able to refer me to the specific part of the transcript where that material appears.’
    • ‘It may be that the respondent will reproduce the transcript as part of the further material.’
    • ‘The table of contents now links to copies of off-site copies of transcripts with no HTML versions yet.’
    • ‘But all of the reports, background materials, and transcripts of meetings are online for anyone to read.’
    • ‘The film is based on exhaustive research including investigation files, court transcripts, personal interviews and unpublished correspondence.’
    • ‘The coding of such materials as interview transcripts has typically entailed writing marginal notes on them and gradually refining those notes into codes.’
    • ‘So everything has to be directly from the court transcripts.’
    • ‘Author retains copyright, though she contracts not to devalue the original work with subsequent editions, transcripts, or synopses.’
    • ‘We examined the recordings and written transcripts of every consultation.’
    • ‘Students occasionally show the school psychologist their journals, pulling up posts on her computer or sharing printed transcripts of instant messages.’
    • ‘After writing out the transcript of that conversation, I can now see the error I made.’
    • ‘Evidence had been presented and transcripts published long ago; the details of the crime had long since come to light.’
    • ‘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 following links are to articles and transcripts of the post debate analysis.’
    • ‘The source material comes from trial transcripts e-mailed to the producers by a court reporter on the scene.’
    • ‘The interview terminated eventually, and I signed and applied my palm print on the transcript.’
    • ‘Another rater coded 70% of the transcripts according to written coding procedures.’
    • ‘She had 10,000 pages of court transcripts alone.’
    • ‘But if you read the complete transcripts of the two versions of the interview, you will see that they are quite different.’
    written version, written copy, copy, printed version, transliteration, reproduction, record, text, script, note, summary, log, documentation
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    1. 1.1Biochemistry A length of RNA or DNA that has been transcribed respectively from a DNA or RNA template.
      • ‘Both transcripts from the mutated allele are thus likely to encode completely nonfunctional GLB1 proteins.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘These gRNAs mediate drastic editing of many maxicircle gene transcripts by insertion and deletion of uridine residues.’
      • ‘For the structures in figure 2 to form, complete individual tRNA gene transcripts are required.’
    2. 1.2 An official record of a student's work, showing courses taken and grades achieved.
      • ‘You receive a grade on your transcript for your internship course, just as you do for your academic courses.’
      • ‘Some of the students also suggested keeping copies of official transcripts in the original, sealed envelope.’
      • ‘One principal said he had heard of students forging transcripts with generic-embossed seals to avoid paying for official transcripts.’
      • ‘Students should include their transcripts in their application so that the school can determine what science courses may be needed to enter the program.’
      • ‘New problems emerged during the Victoria Day long weekend, which prevented students from accessing their transcripts.’
      • ‘During this time, I received official transcripts of all my course work at the University of Massachusetts.’
      • ‘In this study, the researchers examined the transcripts of 929 students.’
      • ‘Request unofficial copies of student transcripts and copies of course descriptions to aid the new school in the selection of proper classes.’
      • ‘Scholarship criteria require submission of official transcripts from previous and current educational programs.’
      • ‘Every student has a right to a grade report and transcript attesting to his or her achievements.’
      • ‘Such recognition is secured on an individual basis by means of degree course transcripts.’
      • ‘Information about both school persistence and grade point average was obtained from students' transcripts.’
      • ‘Timely deposits must be made and official transcripts forwarded from undergraduate schools.’
      • ‘Our goal is to identify whether or not student patterns emerge when using transcripts and courses as a unit of analysis.’
      • ‘Official transcripts of your undergraduate work will also need to be sent to each school.’
      • ‘Each school typically wants a copy of an official undergraduate transcript.’
      • ‘An official college transcript is not reviewed until the company decides to make an offer.’


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.