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English definition of “transcribe”

transcribe

verb [T] uk   /trænˈskraɪb/ us  

transcribe verb [T] (RECORD)

to record something written, spoken, or played by writing it down: Recordings of conversations are transcribed and entered into the database.

transcribe verb [T] (CHANGE)

to change a piece of writing or music into another form, for example into a different writing system or into music for different instruments: Transcribing the Ethiopian text into the English alphabet was their first task. The quintet had been transcribed for clarinet and piano.
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