- 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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OTHER WORDS FROM traceun·traced, adjective
Definition for trace (2 of 2)
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Example sentences from the Web for trace
SpaceX investigated the issue and found that it was due to some trace amounts of a masking material used to protect engine components making their way into fuel lines.SpaceX successfully launches GPS III space vehicle for the US Space Force|Darrell Etherington|November 5, 2020|TechCrunch
Its pulsating motion effectively removes traces of makeup, dirt, and oil better than fingertips.Gift Guide: The best beauty and wellness presents of 2020|Rachel King|November 1, 2020|Fortune
After a few hard winters, most of the settlers fled and left almost no trace.
“The cold traps in these permanent shadows are sort of like garbage collectors,” Haynes says, and every time someone lands on the Moon these pockets become slightly contaminated with traces of human presence like rocket fuel.New 3D moon models show it might hold up to 15,000 miles of frozen water|Kat Eschner|October 27, 2020|Popular Science
All sorts of things have happened that have left sort of smell traces.Forget Everything You Know About Your Dog (Ep. 436)|Stephen J. Dubner|October 22, 2020|Freakonomics
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 ProPublica traced the photograph back to a stock photo company called StockTrek Images.Exclusive: ‘Pro-Troop’ Charity Pays Off Tea Party Cronies Instead|Kim Barker|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
Idly his pen traced upon the paper in front of him a large X, the sign of the unknown quantity.Uncanny Tales|Various
The general traced two lines on the dusty earth, about eight feet apart.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The execution is such that the drawing of the gown and the lines of the face seem to have been traced by an engraver's tool.Bastien Lepage|Fr. Crastre
There he had been watching his movements, and traced him, with dreadful suspicion, to the house of Vanboeren.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The sound holes may have been traced down and even the upper and lower circular holes bored.Antonio Stradivari|Horace William Petherick
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