tracing

[ trey-sing ]
/ ˈtreɪ sɪŋ /
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noun

the act of a person or thing that traces.
something that is produced by tracing.
a copy of a drawing, map, plan, etc., made by tracing on a transparent sheet placed over the original.
the record made by a self-registering instrument.

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Origin of tracing

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at trace1, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for tracing

tracing
/ (ˈtreɪsɪŋ) /

noun

a copy made by tracing
the act of making a trace
a record made by an instrument
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Medical definitions for tracing

tracing
[ trāsĭng ]

n.

A graphic record of mechanical or electrical events that is recorded by a pointed instrument.
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