Transcript to Transient

(Tran"script) n. [L. transcriptum, neut. of transcriptus, p. p. of transcribere. See Transcribe.]

1. That which has been transcribed; a writing or composition consisting of the same words as the original; a written copy.

The decalogue of Moses was but a transcript.

2. A copy of any kind; an imitation.

The Grecian learning was but a transcript of the Chaldean and Egyptian.

(Tran*scrip"tion) 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 Schubert.

(Tran*scrip"tive) a. Done as from a copy; having the style or appearance of a transcription. [R.] — Tran*scrip"tive*ly, adv. [R.] Sir T. Browne.

(Trans*cur") v. i. [L. transcurrere, transcursum; trans across, over + currere to run.] To run or rove to and fro. [Obs.] Bacon.

(Trans*cur"rence) n. [L. transcurrens, p. pr. of transcurrere.] A roving hither and thither.

(Trans*cur"sion) n. [Cf. L. transcursio a passing over. See Transcur.] A rambling or ramble; a passage over bounds; an excursion. [Obs.] Howell.

(Trans*di"a*lect) v. t. [Pref. trans- + dialect.] To change or translate from one dialect into another. [R.] Bp. Warburton.

(Trans*duc"tion) n. [L. transducere, traducere, -dictum, to lead across or over. See Traduce.] The act of conveying over. [R.] Entick.

(Transe) n. See Trance. [Obs.]

(Trans*el"e*ment Trans*el`e*men"tate) v. t. [Pref. trans- element.] To change or transpose the elements of; to transubstantiate. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.

(Trans*el`e*men*ta"tion) n. [Cf. F. transélémentation.] (Eccl.) Transubstantiation. [Obs.]

(Tran"senne) n. A transom. [Obs.]

(Tran"sept) n. [Pref. trans- + L. septum an inclosure. See Septum.] (Arch.) The transversal part of a church, which crosses at right angles to the greatest length, and between the nave and choir. In the basilicas, this had often no projection at its two ends. In Gothic churches these project these project greatly, and should be called the arms of the transept. It is common, however, to speak of the arms themselves as the transepts.

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