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trace1

trace1

 
 
pronunciation:
treIs
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mark or sign of a past event or thing.
We saw traces of birds on the sand.
synonyms:
indication, sign
similar words:
ghost, lead, mark, record, remains, track, trail
definition 2: a very small amount of something.
There was a trace of snow, but not enough to play in.
synonyms:
suggestion, tinge, touch
similar words:
bit, dash, glimmer, little, note, particle, pinch, shadow, shred, whisper
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: traced, traces, tracing
definition 1: to follow the track or trail of.
We traced our friend to the campsite.
synonyms:
track, trail
similar words:
chase, follow, hunt, tail
definition 2: to discover through investigation.
The police were able to trace the location of the missing child.
synonyms:
find
similar words:
detect, discover, ferret out, hunt down, unearth
definition 3: to follow the history of.
She traced her family tree through three centuries.
similar words:
explore, follow, investigate, research
definition 4: to copy by following the lines of as seen through a sheet of paper.
He traced the drawing onto very thin paper.
similar words:
copy, draw, duplicate, reproduce
derivations: traceable (adj.), traceless (adj.), tracelessly (adv.), traceability (n.)
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