tracing
noun Date: 14th century 1. something that is traced: as a. a copy made on a superimposed transparent sheet b. a graphic record made by an instrument (as a seismograph) that registers some movement 2. the act of one that traces

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(of a drawing on tracing-paper)


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