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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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The overwhelming majority of these participants reported that they were currently responsible for transcribing instructional materials into braille.
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.
What constitutes transcribing? The United Kingdom Nursing and Midwifery Council's Standards for medicines management describes transcribing as including "any act by which medicinal products are written from one form of direction to administer to another".
Although this method has not been evaluated in the literature, the effectiveness of this approach obviously varies greatly and is highly dependent on the teacher-trainer's skills in braille transcribing.
It originates with something reminiscent of an exercise from Painting 101: Faruqee observed a banana over time, transcribing its tone each day as accurately as possible.
Through her use of the photogram, Martinez-Canas connects herself both to modernist innovators like Moholy-Nagy and to an older legacy of naturalists transcribing plant life for analytical purposes.
These black and white, largely photographic collages of word and image can appear dated, but their preoccupation with translating and transcribing is timely and eloquent.