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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 ?
All about us the snow was crusted in shallow terraces, with tracings like ripple-marks at the edges, curly waves that were the actual impression of the stinging lash in the wind.
Wilson had perfect tracings of the finger marks of the knife handle; and among his glass records he had a great array of fingerprints of women and girls, collected during the last fifteen or eighteen years, but he scanned them in vain, they successfully withstood every test; among them were no duplicates of the prints on the knife.
In all the devious tracings the course of a sailing-ship leaves upon the white paper of a chart she is always aiming for that one little spot - maybe a small island in the ocean, a single headland upon the long coast of a continent, a lighthouse on a bluff, or simply the peaked form of a mountain like an ant-heap afloat upon the waters.
The paper was covered with he tracings of the foot-marks of some small animal.
Others resembled strange beasts, and on the sides of the cave were fanlike ivory tracings, such as the frost leaves upon a pane.
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.
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.
Pendril's handwriting: "No apparent means of tracing the inclosed to its source.
When I last saw this interesting ruin of ancient days, one of the very few remaining examples of Saxon fortification, I was strongly impressed with the desire of tracing out a sort of theory on the subject, which, from some recent acquaintance with the architecture of the ancient Scandinavians, seemed to me peculiarly interesting.
It was difficult, it was even impossible, to arrive at the source of the Nile by tracing its channel from the mouth; and all who ever attempted it, having been stopped by the cataracts, and imagining none that followed them could pass farther, have taken the liberty of entertaining us with their own fictions.
In the dim caverns of the gloomy Dis, Where, tracing mystic lines and characters, My soul abideth now, there came to me The sorrow-laden plaint of her, the fair, The peerless Dulcinea del Toboso.