What does tracing mean?

Definitions for tracing
ˈtreɪ sɪŋtrac·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tracingnoun

    the act of drawing a plan or diagram or outline

  2. tracing, tracenoun

    a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image

  3. tracingnoun

    the discovery and description of the course of development of something

    "the tracing of genealogies"


  1. tracingnoun

    The reproduction of an image made by copying it through translucent paper.

  2. tracingnoun

    A record in the form of a graph made by a device such as a seismograph.

  3. tracingnoun

    The process of finding something that is lost by studying evidence.


  1. tracing

    Tracing is the act or process of tracking or investigating something, finding out its origins or line of progression. This concept can be applied in many fields such as art, where an artist traces an image onto a new surface, or technology, where one traces the path of information or data. It can also be used to refer to identifying the source of a problem or error, or the pathway of a disease in medicine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. tracing

    of Trace

  2. Tracingnoun

    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

  3. Tracingnoun

    a regular path or track; a course


  1. Tracing

    In software engineering, tracing is a specialized use of logging to record information about a program's execution. This information is typically used by programmers for debugging purposes, and additionally, depending on the type and detail of information contained in a trace log, by experienced system administrators or technical support personnel and software monitoring tools to diagnose common problems with software. Tracing is a cross-cutting concern. There is not always a clear distinction between tracing and other forms of logging, except that the term tracing is almost never applied to logging that is a functional requirement of a program. Logs that record program usage or operating system events primarily of interest to a system administrator fall in a gray area with regards to terminology. This article deals with tracing that is primarily for debugging or diagnostic purposes.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tracing

    trā′sing, n. act of one who traces: act of copying by marking on thin paper the lines of a pattern placed beneath: the copy so produced.—n. Trā′cing-pā′per, a transparent paper which, when laid over a drawing, &c., allows the drawing to be seen through it, so that a copy can be made by tracing the lines of the original on the paper.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. tracing

    Is the succession of lines that show the figure of the works, and indicate the direction in which the defensive masses are laid out, in order to obtain a proper defense.

  2. tracing

    Is the succession of lines that show the figure of the works, and indicate the direction in which the defensive masses are laid out, in order to obtain a proper defense.

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  1. carting

  2. crating

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tracing in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tracing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of tracing in a Sentence

  1. Bruce Aylward:

    That’s when the contact tracing... took a jump from around 60-70 percent completion to 98 percent.

  2. Shelly Malhotra:

    TB is a family disease, a social disease, so that's where it needs to be tackled - at the household level through contact-tracing, it's a fundamental part of what Europe and the U.S. have done for a long time but it's still not done consistently in the developing world due to lack of resources.

  3. Evan Greer:

    All forms of technologically enhanced contact tracing should be voluntary, there are significant civil rights and civil liberties concerns with employers requiring employees to wear trackers or be subjected to other forms of invasive surveillance in order to have a job.

  4. Josh Mendelsohn:

    Contact tracing is something that we were beyond weeks ago, they need something that shows how we are doing vis-a-vis social distancing, which statistically models what we are about to be in for, so as to predict patient load.

  5. The GAO report:

    Some U.S. officials based in Mexico ... noted that limited access to Spanish language eTrace diminished tracing of total firearms seized by Mexican authorities.

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