- 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.
Origin of trace1
SYNONYMS FOR trace
Related formsun·traced, adjective
Definition for traces (2 of 2)
Origin of trace2
Examples from the Web for traces
Miller traces his irreverent and subversive streak to a psychedelic experience during the particularly sweltering summer of 1991.DJ Spooky Wants You To Question Everything You Know About Music, Technology, and Philosophy|Oliver Jones|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By the next day, more than 500 posts, and all traces of Wonderland, had been deleted.
He traces the history of ideas with skill and care, and he avoids the smug certainty of many contemporary science writers.
Meerson traces this scarcity of one-man performers back to a culture of collectivism that predates even the Communist revolution.
Traces of these mishaps began popping up during her Bangerz tour, which began early this year and ends in October.Miley Cyrus Channels Her Bad Year Into Rave-Kid Art|Justin Jones|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The most common plan is to lead two traces, so to speak, into one, as shown in the above illustration.
The traces are counted out on a sloping glass desk, and the time of flight of a projectile between two or more screens is found.
I found her lying very quietly, with the traces of tears still on her face; she addressed me quite gently.Uncle Max|Rosa Nouchette Carey
I returned to —, hiding before my employers the traces of my madness, and letting them wonder how grief had changed me.My Friend Smith|Talbot Baines Reed
I returned to the house and the garden, where traces were left to speak of her at every turn.The Woman in White|Wilkie Collins
British Dictionary definitions for traces (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
Word Origin for trace
British Dictionary definitions for traces (2 of 2)
Word Origin for trace
Idioms and Phrases with traces
see kick over the traces.