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 Only rarely do operatives get caught meeting handlers or case officers from adversarial spy services, or receive direct, traceable payment for their assistance. Justin Rohrlich, Quartz, "The “Robin Hood of science” says she’s not a Russian asset," 23 Dec. 2019 But many cases in Lombardy, officials say, may be traceable to that one case. Elisabetta Povoledo,, "Italy battles to contain Europe’s first major outbreak of coronavirus," 23 Feb. 2020 Los Angeles has only had one day of traceable rain in almost two months. John Bacon, USA TODAY, "Rain is finally coming to Los Angeles - but California's wildfire threat is far from over," 20 Nov. 2019 If a member of the top 0.1 percent, with a fortune of more than $50 million, buys a $1 million artwork at Art Basel Miami, this reduces the buyer’s traceable wealth by $1,000,000. Jon Hartley, National Review, "Art Basel Makes a Case against the Wealth Tax," 17 Dec. 2019 Cash scams, like what McGlone experienced, have been replaced with less traceable forms of extortion. NBC News, "Imposter scams employ new tech and techniques to steal retirees' life savings," 15 Dec. 2019 Bolles made such a call, but in a way that should have left no traceable record., "The story that haunted Don Bolles isn't the story most people think they know," 3 Dec. 2019 Or maybe this song goes back further than traceable lineages can hold. Anne Liu Kellor, Longreads, "Keeping My Promise to Popo," 18 Sep. 2019 Within a month of starting treatment, her tumor was no longer traceable. Loretta Waldman,, "West Hartford cancer survivor says she has learned to live with the unknown and focuses on helping others," 27 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of traceable

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Traceable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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