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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Transcription  \Tran*scrip"tion\  (tr[a^]n*skr[i^]p"sh[u^]n),  n. 
  [Cf.  F.  transcription,  L.  transcriptio  a  transfer.] 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  transcribing,  or  copying;  as 
  corruptions  creep  into  books  by  repeated  transcriptions. 
  2.  A  copy;  a  transcript.  --Walton. 
  3.  (Mus.)  An  arrangement  of  a  composition  for  some  other 
  instrument  or  voice  than  that  for  which  it  was  originally 
  written,  as  the  translating  of  a  song,  a  vocal  or 
  instrumental  quartet,  or  even  an  orchestral  work  into  a 
  piece  for  the  piano;  an  adaptation;  an  arrangement;  --  a 
  name  applied  by  modern  composers  for  the  piano  to  a  more 
  or  less  fanciful  and  ornate  reproduction  on  their  own 
  instrument  of  a  song  or  other  piece  not  originally 
  intended  for  it  as  Liszt's  transcriptions  of  songs  by 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  something  written,  esp.  copied  from  one  medium  to  another, 
  as  a  typed  version  of  shorthand  notes  [syn:  {written 
  2:  a  recording;  eg  from  broadcast  to  tape 

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