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Dictation is the transcription of spoken text: one person who is "dictating" speaks and another who is "taking dictation" writes down the words as they are spoken.-La dictée:...
, when one person speaks while another person transcribes what is spoken.
A dictation machine is a sound recording device most commonly used to record speech for later playback or to be typed into print. It includes digital voice recorders and tape recorders....
, a device used to record speech for
Transcription in the linguistic sense is the systematic representation of language in written form. The source can either be utterances or preexisting text in another writing system, although some linguists only consider the former as transcription.Transcription should not be confused with...
Dictaphone was an American company, a producer of dictation machines—sound recording devices most commonly used to record speech for later playback or to be typed into print. The name "Dictaphone" is a trademark, but in some places it has also become a common way to refer to all such devices, and...
, a company that manufactures these devices, and which are often known generically by this name.
Digital dictation is a method of recording and editing the spoken word in real-time for transcription and maximum intelligibility in a digital audio format...
, the use of digital electronic media for this purpose, and often computerized
Speech recognition converts spoken words to text. The term "voice recognition" is sometimes used to refer to recognition systems that must be trained to a particular speaker—as is the case for most desktop recognition software...
Music dictation, an ear training exercise in which the student copies down music while listening to it.