traceable


traceable
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trace [1] VERB 1) find by investigation. 2) find or describe the origin or development of. 3) follow the course or position of with one's eye, mind, or finger. 4) copy (a drawing, map, or design) by drawing over its lines on a superimposed piece of transparent paper. 5) draw (a pattern or outline).
NOUN 1) a mark or other indication of the existence or passing of something. 2) a very small quantity. 3) a barely discernible indication: a trace of a smile touched his lips. 4) a line or pattern corresponding to something which is being recorded or measured. 5) a procedure to trace something.
DERIVATIVES traceable adjective.
ORIGIN Old French tracier, from Latin tractus 'drawing, draught' .
Ⅱ.
trace [2] NOUN each of the two side straps, chains, or ropes by which a horse is attached to a vehicle that it is pulling.
kick over the traces — Cf. ↑kick over the traces
ORIGIN Old French trais, plural of trait 'trait' .

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