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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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There are currently more than 35 prison braille programs, in 27 states, providing much-needed educational materials for students who are blind and, at the same time, offering both male and female offenders the chance to become qualified braille transcribers. There are about 825 offenders transcribing braille full time--620 men and 205 women.
Our initial hope when we first started working on the tapes from 1995 to 1997 was that professional transcribers, court reporters for example, would do much of the primary transcription.
The narrative structure enabled the easy insertion of additional stories by a transcriber, and therefore the manuscripts show considerable variety.
Such is the elemental power they conjure up the Sacred Dance and Glorification of the Chosen One that the orchestral version is momentarily forgotten - a tribute to Stravinsky's skill as a transcriber.
At CABSAT, TVU Networks will also showcase its new TVU Transcriber technology.
She worked as a medical transcriber for the Fallon Clinic for many years, having previously worked in administration at the former Worcester City Hospital.
"The signs are just wrong and it looks silly having a National Cycle Route sign with a No Cycling sign right next to it," said the retired Braille transcriber and grandfatherof-one.
This computer transcriber application also offers valuable features for typists including variable speed playback, multi-channel control, file management and more.
Having been defeated and captured, he told his story of resisting settler encroachment to an interpreter and transcriber, resulting in the volume reproduced here.
The gist capability is entirely automatic, avoiding the human transcriber cost and privacy concerns.
Performing will be Meg Graf, a versatile musician, who is a member of a Dixieland combo, a soloist, an accompanist and a transcriber and arranger of all forms of music.
His fascination with the art of the transcriber has led to a dedicated concert becoming a regular fixture in the Town Hall's organ concert season.
Iaco ab Dewi was born in Llandysul but spent most of his life at Llanllawddog, Carmarthenshire, where he became well known as an influential collector and transcriber of manuscripts.