- 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.
Words nearby trace
Origin of trace1
SYNONYMS FOR trace
OTHER WORDS FROM traceun·traced, adjective
Examples from the Web for traced
But then, if a clear line of causality could be traced, we wouldn't be talking about Palmer.
The majority of the early cases were traced back to unsanitary needles.
But much can be traced to the expansion of regulatory power.Dawn of the Age of Oligarchy: the Alliance between Government and the 1%|Joel Kotkin|June 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The historians involved have traced the cup back to King Fernando I of Spain (1037-1065).Spain’s New ‘Holy Grail’: Jesus Couldn’t Afford That Kind of Bling|Candida Moss|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The origins of the term dyslexia can be traced back to late nineteenth century Europe.
Then the design is traced on it, or drafted directly on it with lead.The Invention of Lithography|Alois Senefelder
And why did you give Lvborg your pistol, when it was certain to be traced by the police?
They were mere boys, clean of lip and chin and smooth of forehead, no wrinkles had ever traced a furrow there.The Red Horizon|Patrick MacGill
It can readily be traced in its retreat and easily taken from the sand.The World and Its People: Book VII|Anna B. Badlam
His mood, character, and intellectual gifts should be traced as reflected in his work.Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism|F. V. N. Painter
British Dictionary definitions for traced (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