Definition for tracing (2 of 2)
- 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
Examples from the Web for tracing
What was the process like in tracing through these memories?George Clinton on Industry ‘Mobsters’ and How Nobody Wants to Listen to a Crackhead|Curtis Stephen|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fans and novices soon became swept up in the movement, tracing each work like buried treasure.Catch Him If You Can: Reliving Banksy’s New York Invasion|Alex Suskind|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Turning the tide of the epidemic, he says, will require “rigorous contact, tracing, and quarantining.”
Most stars in the Milky Way have humdrum lives, tracing slow predictable orbits around the galactic center.The Hypervelocity Star That’s Being Booted from the Galaxy|Matthew R. Francis|May 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In tracing their paths, I learned being dutiful is a choice—an opportunity, not an obligation.If You Grow Up Indian-American, College Graduation Isn’t Enough|Anita Raghavan|May 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“He filled in the dips,” said Katrine tracing with a finger tip the delicate irregularities of her nose.An Unknown Lover|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
They were accompanied by a tracing, which is shown on the map.Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia|William John Wills
The relationship is readily seen on plotting one against the other and tracing the curves.The Preparation of Plantation Rubber|Sidney Morgan
Josiah Lethbridge looked down at the blotting-paper upon which he had been tracing grotesque figures without speaking.The Passion for Life|Joseph Hocking
They knew he had that number and they'd have someone on it, tracing everyone who called her.Tangle Hold|F. L. Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for tracing (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for tracing (2 of 3)
- 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