trace·able | \ˈtrā-sə-bəl \

Definition of traceable 

1 : capable of being traced a traceable phone call

2 : suitable or of a kind to be attributed to something specified : due used with to … perhaps 35 percent of cancer cases in the U.S. are traceable to dietary factors.— Gary Blonston

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And since the August 2013 attack that prompted the Obama Administration to declare that its redline had been crossed, Human Rights Watch confirms 85 chemical weapons attacks, the majority traceable to the Assad regime. Heather Hurlburt, Daily Intelligencer, "The Moral High Ground on Syria Is Empty," 9 Apr. 2018 Everywhere there are little reminders of Finn’s grandfather, all of them traceable to the objects in that ghostly office. John Lithgow, New York Times, "Grandmas and Grandpas Are a Kid’s Natural Allies in These Books," 22 June 2018 A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report said based on a state law passed in November, there will be a tight lid on the allowable level of THC — the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana — to barely traceable levels. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Former Milwaukee Alderman McGee Jr. opens up pop-up hemp store at Mayfair Mall," 10 July 2018 Also, dealers are no longer allowed to pay cash—only checks—which makes the transactions traceable. National Geographic, "19 Eel Smugglers Sentenced, But Lucrative Trade Persists," 27 June 2018 Mermaid’s Garden in Brooklyn offers a weekly fish share with fully traceable seafood from Long Island and New England. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "The Best Way to Buy Sustainable Seafood? Support a Local Fishery," 21 June 2018 But Lyubimov is right about one thing: Unlike the murder of Litvinenko, the Skripal attack was very public and very traceable. Owen Matthews, Newsweek, "Has Vladimir Putin Lost Control of Russia’s Assassins?," 12 Mar. 2018 That’s where national distributor Sea To Table stepped in, guaranteeing its products were wild and directly traceable to a U.S. dock — and sometimes the very boat that brought it in. Robin Mcdowell, Washington Post, "AP Investigation: Fish billed as local isn’t always local," 14 June 2018 That's where national distributor Sea To Table stepped in, guaranteeing its products were wild and directly traceable to a U.S. dock — and sometimes the very boat that brought it in., "'Sustainably caught' seafood? Nationwide distributor's murky supply chain exposed," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of traceable

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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