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tr.v. tran·scribed, tran·scrib·ing, tran·scribes
1. To make a full written or typewritten copy of (dictated material, for example).
2. Computers To transfer (information) from one recording and storing system to another.
3. Music
a. To adapt or arrange (a composition) for a voice or instrument other than the original.
b. To translate (a composition) from one notational system to another.
c. To reduce (live or recorded music) to notation.
4. To record, usually on tape, for broadcast at a later date.
5. Linguistics To represent (speech sounds) by phonetic symbols.
6. To translate or transliterate.
7. Biology To cause (DNA) to undergo transcription.

[Latin trānscrībere : trāns-, trans- + scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.]

tran·scrib′a·ble adj.
tran·scrib′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.transcriber - a person who translates written messages from one language to anothertranscriber - a person who translates written messages from one language to another
polyglot, linguist - a person who speaks more than one language
2.transcriber - someone who rewrites in a different scripttranscriber - someone who rewrites in a different script
writer - a person who is able to write and has written something
3.transcriber - someone who represents the sounds of speech in phonetic notationtranscriber - someone who represents the sounds of speech in phonetic notation
phonetician - a specialist in phonetics
4.transcriber - someone who makes a written version of spoken materialtranscriber - someone who makes a written version of spoken material
writer - a person who is able to write and has written something
5.transcriber - a musician who adapts a composition for particular voices or instruments or for another style of performancetranscriber - a musician who adapts a composition for particular voices or instruments or for another style of performance
musician - artist who composes or conducts music as a profession
orchestrator - an arranger who writes for orchestras
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transcriber's note: These "advertisements" appeared in the format that would have been used in a newspaper or magazine ad section--that is in two columns for the smaller ads, and in quarter, half, full and double page layouts for the others.
Indeed, there is very little need of being particular in describing the whole form, as it differed so little from those libations of which so much is recorded in antient authors and their modern transcribers. The principal difference lay in two instances; for, first, the present company poured the liquor only down their throats; and, secondly, the serjeant, who officiated as priest, drank the last; but he preserved, I believe, the antient form, in swallowing much the largest draught of the whole company, and in being the only person present who contributed nothing towards the libation besides his good offices in assisting at the performance.
Every court station with up to 10 magistrates should share one transcriber and a legal researcher.
In these cases, transcription services save time by eliminating the need of a transcriber who manually takes notes and may accidentally miss certain details due to tiredness or misunderstanding.
The purpose-built facility, designed with CDSA and MPAA security requirements in mind, includes dubbing studios, transcriber and translator workstations, media editing and quality control bays with 5.1 audio and 4K video, as well as management offices for in-territory clients and directors, the release stated.
That meant, among other things, he had to do calculus in his head and dictate it to a transcriber.
Prize-winning journalist Abouzeid spent six years investigating and traveling through Syria, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Washington, and Europe in order to tell the tragic tale of how a country ounraveled one person at a time.o Blacklisted, branded a spy, and banned from entering Syria, she was forced to focus on the rebel side, becoming, at any given time, fixer, translator, transcriber, logistician, security person, researcher and fact-checker.
Expected to benefit from the measure are employees in the sectors of IT, business process management, business process outsourcing, animation, journalist, writers, transcriber, social media management, data entry, customer service, project management, and web designer and developer.
Rimsky-Korsakov's colourful tone poem Scheherazade doesn't rank with Beethoven but it does pose a particular problem for the transcriber - the lady herself.
The list of prohibited professions also included personnel clerk; employment clerk; attendance time clerk; general receptionist; hotel receptionist; patient receptionist; complaint clerk; treasurer; private security guard; interpreter; transcriber or key repairman; clearing agent; as well as female workers in the shops selling women's supplies.
During the development of the content for the refresher course, material was reviewed by a National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) literary certified braille transcriber who was also a certified teacher of students with visual impairments; however, even with this person's input, there were still minor errors within the course content.
Acting as "transcriber" of this first-person account, prolific author and poet Agard relates the colorful life history of the printed word.