Noun: tracing trey-sing
Verb: trace treys
- The act of drawing a plan, 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"
- Follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something
"trace the student's progress";
- Make a mark or lines on a surface
"trace the outline of a figure in the sand";
- draw, line, describe, delineate
- To go back over again
"trace your path";
- Pursue or chase relentlessly
"The hunters traced the deer into the woods";
- hound, hunt
- Discover traces of
"She traced the circumstances of her birth"
- Make one's course or travel along a path; travel or pass over, around, or along
"The children traced along the edge of the dark forest"; "The women traced the pasture"
- Copy by following the lines of the original drawing on a transparent sheet placed upon it; make a tracing of
"trace a design"; "trace a pattern"
- Read with difficulty
"The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs";
Derived forms: tracings
Type of: analyse [Brit, Cdn], analyze [N. Amer], canvas, canvass, chase, chase after, continue, copy, detect, discover, discovery, dog, drafting, draftsmanship [US], draughtsmanship [Brit, Cdn], drawing, examine, find, give chase, go after, go forward, mark, notice, observe, proceed, read, re-create, return, study, tag, tail, track, trail, uncovering
Encyclopedia: Tracing Trace