Meaning of TRACE in English


vt the ground plan of a work or works.

2. trace ·vt hence, to follow the trace or track of.

3. trace ·vt to copy; to imitate.

4. trace ·vt to walk over; to pass through; to traverse.

5. trace ·vt the intersection of a plane of projection, or an original plane, with a coordinate plane.

6. trace ·vi to walk; to go; to travel.

7. trace ·vt a mark, impression, or visible appearance of anything left when the thing itself no longer exists; remains; token; vestige.

8. trace ·vt to follow by some mark that has been left by a person or thing which has preceded; to follow by footsteps, tracks, or tokens.

9. trace ·noun one of two straps, chains, or ropes of a harness, extending from the collar or breastplate to a whiffletree attached to a vehicle or thing to be drawn; a tug.

10. trace ·vt a mark left by anything passing; a track; a path; a course; a footprint; a vestige; as, the trace of a carriage or sled; the trace of a deer; a sinuous trace.

11. trace ·vt a very small quantity of an element or compound in a given substance, especially when so small that the amount is not quantitatively determined in an analysis;

— hence, in stating an analysis, often contracted to tr.

12. trace ·vt to mark out; to draw or delineate with marks; especially, to copy, as a drawing or engraving, by following the lines and marking them on a sheet superimposed, through which they appear; as, to trace a figure or an outline; a traced drawing.

13. trace ·add. ·noun a connecting bar or rod, pivoted at each end to the end of another piece, for transmitting motion, ·esp. from one plane to another; specif., such a piece in an organ-stop action to transmit motion from the trundle to the lever actuating the stop slider.

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