- the intersection of two planes, or of a plane and a surface.
- the sum of the elements along the principal diagonal of a square matrix.
- the geometric locus of an equation.
verb (used with object), traced, trac·ing.
verb (used without object), traced, trac·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for trace
It’s such a nuisance that Friends of Acadia has a crew of volunteer ridge runners whose mission is dismantling outlaw cairns and educating hikers to leave no trace.
Both are unlikely to turn up in the fossil record, and that’s normal for trace fossils.Giant worms may have burrowed into the ancient seafloor to ambush prey|Helen Thompson|January 22, 2021|Science News
Wage and Hour employees failed to so much as enter five of the 10 complaints in the department’s database, producing no trace that a complaint was ever filed.All a Gig-Economy Pioneer Had to Do Was “Politely Disagree” It Was Violating Federal Law and the Labor Department Walked Away|by Ken Armstrong, Justin Elliott and Ariana Tobin|January 22, 2021|ProPublica
Despite a few flurries Wednesday, Washington has yet to record a trace of snow so far this January.Increasing chances for a wintry mix early next week in the D.C. area|Jason Samenow, Wes Junker|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
They also found traces of blood on the stone knife he was carrying.Humans Have Gotten Nicer and Better at Making War - Issue 94: Evolving|Steve Paulson|January 6, 2021|Nautilus
Throughout all the stories of loss and pain with the Chief, there was barely a trace of emotion.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“Almost all of our human activities leave a chemical trace in the water,” says Alm.The Secret to Tracking Ebola, MERS, and Flu? Sewers|Wudan Yan|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Recently, when whistleblowers finally surfaced, the Home Office officials could find no trace of the dossier.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero|Clive Irving|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He mounted a Trace Elliot amplifier on the back of the truck.Greil Marcus Talks About Trying to Unlock Rock and Roll in 10 Songs|Allen Barra|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And it is nearly impossible to trace each knockoff to each patient or to confirm how many were affected.
In chronic interstitial nephritis it is small—frequently no more than a trace.
They speak of a certain Norumbega and give the names of cities and strongholds of which to-day no trace or even report remains.
Against the blue background of the sky, green hill-tops trace an undulant line.Bastien Lepage|Fr. Crastre
A trace of bile may be present as a result of excessive straining while the tube is in the stomach.
A trace of light had begun to soften the sky over the dome, but had not yet seeped down to ground level.Fee of the Frontier|Horace Brown Fyfe
British Dictionary definitions for trace (1 of 2)
- to draw or delineate a plan or diagram ofshe spent hours tracing the models one at a time
- to outline or sketch (an idea, policy, etc)he traced out his scheme for the robbery