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tracing

noun

Simple Definition of tracing

  • : a copy of a picture, map, etc., that is made by tracing the original

Full Definition of tracing

  1. 1 :  something that is traced: asa :  a copy made on a superimposed transparent sheetb :  a graphic record made by an instrument (as a seismograph) that registers some movement

  2. 2 :  the act of one that traces

Examples of tracing

  1. <the tracing of this mountain lion is going to be difficult if the rain washes away all of the tracks>



14th Century

First Known Use of tracing

14th century

Rhymes with tracing


TRACING Defined for Kids

tracing

noun trac·ing \ˈtrā-siŋ\

Definition of tracing

  1. :  a copy of something traced from an original




Medical Dictionary

tracing

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noun trac·ing \ˈtrā-siŋ\

Medical Definition of tracing

  1. :  a graphic record made by an instrument (as an electrocardiograph) that registers some movement





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