Trace
Trace Trace, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {traced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {tracing}.] [OF. tracier, F. tracer, from (assumed) LL. tractiare, fr.L. tractus, p. p. of trahere to draw. Cf. {Abstract}, {Attract}, {Contract}, {Portratt}, {Tract}, {Trail}, {Train}, {Treat}. ] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

Some faintly traced features or outline of the mother and the child, slowly lading into the twilight of the woods. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

2. To follow by some mark that has been left by a person or thing which has preceded; to follow by footsteps, tracks, or tokens. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

You may trace the deluge quite round the globe. --T. Burnet. [1913 Webster]

I feel thy power . . . to trace the ways Of highest agents. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence, to follow the trace or track of. [1913 Webster]

How all the way the prince on footpace traced. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

4. To copy; to imitate. [1913 Webster]

That servile path thou nobly dost decline, Of tracing word, and line by line. --Denham. [1913 Webster]

5. To walk over; to pass through; to traverse. [1913 Webster]

We do tracethis alley up and down. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • trace — [ tras ] n. f. • déb. XIIe; de tracer 1 ♦ Empreinte ou suite d empreintes, de marques que laisse le passage d un être ou d un objet. « des traces de pas sur la neige conduisaient à un pavillon » (Carco). Disparaître sans laisser de traces. Perdre …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tracé — trace [ tras ] n. f. • déb. XIIe; de tracer 1 ♦ Empreinte ou suite d empreintes, de marques que laisse le passage d un être ou d un objet. « des traces de pas sur la neige conduisaient à un pavillon » (Carco). Disparaître sans laisser de traces.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Trace — may refer to:;Mathematics, computing and electronics: * Trace (linear algebra) of a square matrix or a linear transformation * Trace class, a certain set of operators in a Hilbert space * Trace operator, a restriction to boundary operator in a… …   Wikipedia

  • TRACE — Transition Region and Coronal Explorer …   Википедия

  • trace — Trace, f. penac. Soit d homme ou de beste, Vestigium. Et en pluriel, Traces entre Veneurs signifie les erres et routes des bestes mordantes, comme Ours et Sangliers. Là où celles des Cerfs, Chevreux, Dains, et Rangiers s appellent pieds ou foyes …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Trace — Trace, n. [F. trace. See {Trace}, v. t. ] 1. 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. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem. & Min.) A …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tracé — tracé, ée (tra sé, sée) part. passé de tracer. 1°   Dont on a tiré, disposé les lignes. Le plan tracé par l architecte. •   C est de lui [Cadmus] que nous vient cet art ingénieux De peindre la parole et de parler aux yeux, Et par les traits… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • trace — n Trace, vestige, track can all mean a visible or otherwise sensible sign left by something that has passed or has taken place. Trace basically applies to a line (as of footprints) or a rut made by someone or something that has passed {follow the …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Trace — (englisch „Spur“) steht für: Trace (Band), niederländische Symphonic Rock Formation die englische Bezeichnung für die Spur in der Mathematik und in der elektronischen Datenverarbeitung (im Post und Warenversand) TRACE steht für: Transition Region …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Trace — [treɪs ], das; , s [ treɪsɪs] [engl. trace, eigtl. = Spur] (EDV): 1. Aufzeichnung des Ablaufs eines ↑ Programms (4). 2. Protokoll über den Ablauf eines ↑ Programms (4). * * * Trace   [treɪs; englisch, eigentlich »Spur«] das, / s …   Universal-Lexikon

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