trace·​able | \ ˈtrā-sə-bəl How to pronounce traceable (audio) \

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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But such a clearly traceable jewelry narrative—from Romanov to Fersman catalogue to current whereabouts— is virtually unheard of. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "Inside the Enduring Mystery of What Happened to Russia's Imperial Jewelry," 1 Nov. 2018 Most refrigerants mix in an ultraviolet-sensitive dye, so while the refrigerant evaporates away, the oil/dye mixture leaks into the engine bay and leaves a traceable stain. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "Everything You Should Know About Fixing Your Car's A/C," 11 Sep. 2018 Disarmament experts say the confusion is at least partly traceable to how the United States historically has defined denuclearization in the context of the Korean conflict. Rick Gladstone, New York Times, "Trump and Kim May Define ‘Korea Denuclearization’ Quite Differently," 10 June 2018 Melville Fine Jewellery Nathalie Melville is a graduate of Central Saint Martins whose fine-jewelry brand focuses on sustainable, ethical, and traceable materials. Janice Leung Hayes, Condé Nast Traveler, "22 Best Shops in Hong Kong," 4 Mar. 2018 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

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First Known Use of traceable

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of traceable was in 1646

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