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transcribe (something) from (something)

1. To make a written or typed copy of some material taken from another source. We've transcribed a rough outline of the novel from the various notes left in the author's desk. The politician's final words were transcribed from an interview recorded from her hospital bed. He has a natural genius for music. He can listen to a tune, and then transcribe it perfectly from memory.
2. To transfer some kind of information from a different computer storage system (to another). We are in the process of transcribing the company's entire archive from old floppy disks to newer, more reliable optical disks. Thankfully, the contents of the computer had been transcribed to an external hard drive shortly before the fire broke out.
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transcribe (something) in (something)

1. To make a written or typed copy of some source, especially an audio source, in a particular language. I found it easier to transcribe the interview in English first and then translate the written words into Japanese. I still have to write in my native language first, before I can transcribe the lines in English.
2. To translate or transliterate some piece of writing into a different language. I was hired to transcribe the company's technical documents in Russian. For the first activity, I want you to transcribe the romaji in hiragana and katakana.
3. To create a transcription of speech sounds using written phonetic symbols or representations. The hardest part of writing the grammar guide was transcribing all of the pronunciations in the International Phonetic Alphabet. The trouble with transcribing the pronunciation of words in Roman characters is that they can create confusion due to having their own context-sensitive pronunciations.
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transcribe (something) into (something)

1. To make a written or typed copy of some source, especially an audio source, in a particular language. I found it easier to transcribe the interview into English first and then translate the written words into Japanese. I still have to write in my native language first, before I can transcribe the lines into English.
2. To translate or transliterate some piece of writing into a different language or alphabet. I was hired to transcribe the company's technical documents into Russian. For the first activity, I want you to transcribe the Japanese romaji into hiragana and katakana.
3. To create a transcription of speech sounds using written phonetic symbols or representations. The hardest part of writing the grammar guide was transcribing all of the pronunciations into the International Phonetic Alphabet. The trouble with transcribing the pronunciation of words into Roman characters is that they can create confusion due to having their own context-sensitive pronunciations.
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transcribe something from someone or something

to write something down from an audible source. We transcribed the folktales from authentic storytellers. I transcribed the tale from an old phonograph recording.
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transcribe something in something

 
1. to transliterate one alphabet into another. Can you translate these roman-ized Korean words into the Korean script? We had to transcribe the entire novel into Cyrillic.
2. to represent speech sounds in a phonetic transcription. The editor wanted the pronunciation transcribed in dictionary-style phonetics. It is much easier to transcribe the material in the International Phonetic Alphabet.
3. to write something down in something. Please transcribe this list of names in your notebook. I can't read what is transcribed in my book.
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Although there is no universally accepted definition of quality in relation to braille transcribing, most individuals who transcribe braille would agree that accuracy, the correct application of rules, and formatting are essential characteristics of quality braille.
In the interim, the respiratory nurses' section, in consultation with the Asthma Society, has developed some practical solutions to enable nurses to continue to provide self-management plans, while remaining within NZNO's recommendation not to transcribe. The tips reprinted here (with thanks to section chair Betty Poot) are relevant to any member looking for methods to support clients to manage their medication, while avoiding transcribing and continuing to function within the registered nurse scope of practice.
When aides and paraprofessionals are initially assigned to transcribe materials, teachers of students with visual impairments (who may or may not be certified by NLS) are often assigned the task of training these paraprofessionals (Allman & Lewis, 1996; Curry & Hatlen, 1989).
Instead, he uses a geometrically strict raster to transcribe it, composing a surface in nuanced shades of white that occasionally gently break into gray.
Shortly after entering the convent of Santa Maria degli Angeli in 1582, sixteen-year-old Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi began to experience religious visions of such intensity that her sisters compelled to transcribe her every utterance -- down sighs, pauses, and whispers -- as she encountered Christ, or (as she referred to him) the Word.
In another original chapter she investigates the textual marks which are indicative of memorial reporting (marks which Greg identified by a circular process of reasoning, not research) by comparing folk-ballads with their variants, Renaissance commonplace books with the plays they transcribe, and recordings of the 1979 BBC performances of Shakespearean plays with the BBC playtexts.
Transparent onionskin paper overlies these images, with handwritten captions that transcribe and confuse the relationship between intelligibility and visibility: the contours of the hands are outlined with the English word "you," repeated like links in a chain--the self defined by the other.
The publication of Musica getutscht in 1511 by the priest Sebastian Virdung is significant for a number of reasons: it represents the first treatise on instruments and instrumental music published in the vernacular, it attempts to establish an instrument classification system based on structure, sound production, and playing technique; it demonstrates how to transcribe mensural vocal music into three types of instrumental tablature - for keyboard (clavichord), strings (lute), and winds (recorder); and it gave birth to a number of instrumental tutors written for the lay musician.
The study, Finn and others conclude, points to the need for improving the way physicians order lab tests and to the need for better communication among physicians, clerical staffers who transcribe doctors' orders, and laboratory personnel.
Most investigators, however, still transcribe infant utterances without the benefit of an acoustic analysis.
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