Tracing paper

Tracing paper
Tracing Tra"cing, n. 1. The act of one who traces; especially, the act of copying by marking on thin paper, or other transparent substance, the lines of a pattern placed beneath; also, the copy thus producted. [1913 Webster]

2. A regular path or track; a course. [1913 Webster]

{Tracing cloth}, {Tracing paper}, specially prepared transparent cloth or paper, which enables a drawing or print to be clearly seen through it, and so allows the use of a pen or pencil to produce a facsimile by following the lines of the original placed beneath. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Tracing paper — is a type of translucent paper. It is made by immersing unsized and unloaded paper of good quality in sulfuric acid for a few seconds. The acid converts some of the cellulose into amyloid form having a gelatinous and impermeable character. When… …   Wikipedia

  • tracing paper — tracing .paper n [U] strong transparent paper used for ↑tracing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tracing paper — tracing ,paper noun uncount transparent paper through which you TRACE an image …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tracing paper — noun a semitransparent paper that is used for tracing drawings • Hypernyms: ↑paper * * * noun, pl ⋯ pers [count, noncount] : a very thin kind of paper that you can see through and use to trace a design, picture, etc. * * * ˈtracing paper [tracing …   Useful english dictionary

  • tracing paper — N UNCOUNT Tracing paper is transparent paper which you put over a picture so that you can draw over its lines in order to produce a copy of it …   English dictionary

  • tracing paper — noun Date: 1824 a semitransparent paper for tracing drawings; also a thin paper containing a clothing pattern to be transferred to fabric (as through carbon paper) by tracing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tracing paper — noun transparent paper used for tracing maps, drawings, or designs …   English new terms dictionary

  • tracing paper — noun (U) strong transparent paper used for tracing trace 1 (4) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • tracing paper — /ˈtreɪsɪŋ peɪpə/ (say traysing paypuh) noun a translucent paper used in tracing …   Australian English dictionary

  • tracing paper — copy paper, paper used to make duplicates …   English contemporary dictionary

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