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trac·ing

 (trā′sĭng)
n.
1. A reproduction made by superimposing a transparent sheet and copying the lines of the original on it.
2. A graphic record made by a recording instrument, such as a cardiograph or seismograph.

tracing

(ˈtreɪsɪŋ)
n
1. a copy made by tracing
2. the act of making a trace
3. a record made by an instrument

trac•ing

(ˈtreɪ sɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of a person or thing that traces.
2. something that is produced by tracing.
3. a copy of a drawing, map, plan, etc., made by tracing on a transparent sheet placed over the original.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tracing - the act of drawing a plan or diagram or outlinetracing - the act of drawing a plan or diagram or outline
draftsmanship, drawing, drafting - the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams; "he learned drawing from his father"
2.tracing - a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original imagetracing - a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image
drawing - a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines; "drawings of abstract forms"; "he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures"
3.tracing - the discovery and description of the course of development of something; "the tracing of genealogies"
discovery, find, uncovering - the act of discovering something
Translations
نُسْخَةٌ بواسِطَة رَسْم الآثار
kopie
kalkering
rajzmásolat
eftirrit, kópía

tracing

[ˈtreɪsɪŋ]
A. N
1. (with tracing paper) → calco m
2. (electronically) → traza f
3. [of phone call] → seguimiento m
B. CPD tracing paper Npapel m de calco

tracing

n (= drawing)Durchpausen nt, → Durchzeichnen nt; (= result)Pause f

tracing

:
tracing file
nSuchkartei f
tracing paper
nPauspapier nt
tracing service
nSuchdienst m

trace

(treis) noun
1. a mark or sign left by something. There were traces of egg on the plate; There's still no trace of the missing child.
2. a small amount. Traces of poison were found in the cup.
verb
1. to follow or discover by means of clues, evidence etc. The police have traced him to London; The source of the infection has not yet been traced.
2. to make a copy of (a picture etc) by putting transparent paper over it and drawing the outline etc. I traced the map.
ˈtracing noun
a copy made by tracing. I made a tracing of the diagram.
trace elements
elements that are needed in small quantities for the growing and developing of animal and plant life.
ˈtracing-paper noun
thin transparent paper used for tracing.

trac·ing

n. trazo, gráfica descriptiva que hace un instrumento al registrar un movimiento.

tracing

n (ECG, etc.) registro
References in classic literature ?
You look like the effigy of a young knight asleep on his tomb," she said, carefully tracing the well-cut profile defined against the dark stone.
I am about taking a walk to the seashore, before going to my rooms, where I misuse Heaven's blessed sunshine by tracing out human features through its agency.
Methinks I have seen just such figures when the sun has been shining through a richly painted window, and tracing out the golden and crimson images across the floor.
If they had been at all visibly blighted or battered, she would doubtless have grown, on tracing it back, haggard enough to match them; as matters stood, however, I could feel her, when she surveyed them, with her large white arms folded and the habit of serenity in all her look, thank the Lord's mercy that if they were ruined the pieces would still serve.
While thus employed, the heavy pewter lamp suspended in chains over his head, continually rocked with the motion of the ship, and for ever threw shifting gleams and shadows of lines upon his wrinkled brow, till it almost seemed that while he himself was marking out lines and courses on the wrinkled charts, some invisible pencil was also tracing lines and courses upon the deeply marked chart of his forehead.
With his snow-white new ivory leg braced against the screwed leg of his table, and with a long pruning-hook of a jack-knife in his hand, the wondrous old man, with his back to the gangway door, was wrinkling his brow, and tracing his old courses again.
If hides and guts were slashed and rendered useless there was no way of tracing it to any one; and if a man lay off and forgot to come back there was nothing to be gained by seeking him, for all the rest would quit in the meantime.
It was brought to me after the room was cleared, and I will now make a "life-size" sketch of it by tracing a line around it with my pen, to show the width of the weapon.
Wilson began to study Luigi's palm, tracing life lines, heart lines, head lines, and so on, and noting carefully their relations with the cobweb of finer and more delicate marks and lines that enmeshed them on all sides; he felt of the fleshy cushion at the base of the thumb and noted its shape; he felt of the fleshy side of the hand between the wrist and the base of the little finger and noted its shape also; he painstakingly examined the fingers, observing their form, proportions, and natural manner of disposing themselves when in repose.
In the clear embers I was tracing a view, not unlike a picture I remembered to have seen of the castle of Heidelberg, on the Rhine, when Mrs.
Day and night he was watching, and patiently enduring all the annoyances that irritable nerves and a shaken reason could inflict; and, though Kenneth remarked that what he saved from the grave would only recompense his care by forming the source of constant future anxiety - in fact, that his health and strength were being sacrificed to preserve a mere ruin of humanity - he knew no limits in gratitude and joy when Catherine's life was declared out of danger; and hour after hour he would sit beside her, tracing the gradual return to bodily health, and flattering his too sanguine hopes with the illusion that her mind would settle back to its right balance also, and she would soon be entirely her former self.
As she reached the melancholy lines which closed the letter, she found herself -- insensibly, almost unconsciously, at first -- tracing the fatal chain of events, link by link backward, until she reached its beginning in the contemplated marriage between Magdalen and Francis Clare.