trace·​able ˈtrā-sə-bəl How to pronounce traceable (audio)
: capable of being traced
a traceable phone call
: 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 The hotel worker was discovered due to using a traceable key card to enter her room, and was arrested, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Sydney Bucksbaum,, 1 Apr. 2024 The Biden administration made a point of ending family detention, instead releasing families with ankle bracelets and traceable cellphones. Hamed Aleaziz, New York Times, 16 Mar. 2024 Countries must help smaller farmers by building national systems ensure their exports are traceable. Aniruddha Ghosal, Fortune Asia, 25 Mar. 2024 All of it began when a young, puzzle-loving mathematician named Sarah Meiklejohn started to pull out traceable patterns in the apparent noise of Bitcoin’s blockchain.. Andy Greenberg, Ars Technica, 18 Jan. 2024 There’s a sense of impromptu fluidity to the film, made tangible and traceable through this sort of low-light pixelation and digital noise. Siddhant Adlakha, Variety, 16 Feb. 2024 With online payments, control over fund transfers is at your fingertips, and the entire process is traceable. Nick Chandi, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 Ebay failed to meet requirements that sellers of pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment verify buyers’ identities, keep records, and report to the Drug Enforcement Administration to make sure the machines are traceable and not used illegally, federal prosecutors said. Lindsay Whitehurst, Fortune, 1 Feb. 2024 All of it began with the work of a young, puzzle-loving mathematician named Sarah Meiklejohn, the first researcher to pull out traceable patterns in the apparent noise of Bitcoin’s blockchain. Andy Greenberg, WIRED, 17 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Traceable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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