the act of drawing a plan or diagram or outline
a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image
the discovery and description of the course of development of something
"the tracing of genealogies"
The reproduction of an image made by copying it through translucent paper.
A record in the form of a graph made by a device such as a seismograph.
The process of finding something that is lost by studying evidence.
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
a regular path or track; a course
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
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.
The numerical value of tracing in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of tracing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is no need to panic. The corpse has been buried and our contact tracing has started work.
That’s when the contact tracing... took a jump from around 60-70 percent completion to 98 percent.
Since the start of the tracing on Saturday, we have traced 816 contacts in 107 families, we are optimistic because everyone is motivated and cooperating.
Some U.S. officials based in Mexico ... noted that limited access to Spanish language eTrace diminished tracing of total firearms seized by Mexican authorities.
We're planning on a full-on six-month effort to really get this thing to zero, if you can bring rigor to this contact tracing, you can drive this thing to zero. You have to hunt the virus.
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