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

Examples of traceable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unable to find anyone proficient in bugging, Mr. Liddy recruited the CREEP security chief, James McCord, whose links to the White House were easily traceable. Washington Post, "G. Gordon Liddy, undercover operative convicted in Watergate scandal, dies at 90," 30 Mar. 2021 National Review’s survival, then, is directly traceable to the support of several thousand people whose confidence in it never wavered. Jack Fowler, National Review, "You Are Very Much Part of Us," 15 Mar. 2021 Horizontal career growth may include upgrading education, degrees and status, which is beneficial for the company and minimizes the stress that is traceable to any type of job change for introverts. Naira Velumyan, Forbes, "The Interplay Of Physics, Job Search And Cost Optimization," 18 Mar. 2021 One of the features of the blockchain is that all transactions are traceable and reproducible. Michael Taylor, San Antonio Express-News, "Taylor: This is your bitcoin warning," 24 Feb. 2021 There are also reasons traceable to politics, conflicts of interest, and good ol’ DOJ turf battles. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "The Cuomo Investigation Confusion," 20 Feb. 2021 Also, electric current running through the seawater would electrolyze it, producing a traceable trail of gas bubbles, particularly chlorine. Abe Dane, Popular Mechanics, "Remembering Jet Ships: The Futuristic 100-Knot Superboat That Never Was," 14 Jan. 2021 Like cryptocurrency, the digital yuan incorporates some elements of blockchain technology: Every transaction is recorded and traceable in a digital ledger. Laura He, CNN, "China wants to weaponize its currency. A digital version could help," 4 Dec. 2020 By the end of the study period in November, the Boston area’s four counties had reported 51,718 coronavirus cases; between 30% and 46% of the genomes among them were traceable back to the Biogen conference cases. Colleen Stinchcombe, SELF, "A 175-Person Conference May Have Led to More Than 300,000 Coronavirus Cases," 11 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of traceable

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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