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Webster 1913 Edition


Tracing

Tra′cing

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Noun.
1.
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.
2.
A regular path or track; a course.
Tracing cloth
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Tracing paper
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specially prepared transparent cloth or paper, which enables a drawing or print to be clearly seen through it, and so allows the use of a pen or pencil to produce a facsimile by following the lines of the original placed beneath.

Webster 1828 Edition


Tracing

TRA'CING

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ppr.
[from trace.] Marking out; drawing in lines; following by marks or footsteps.
Tracing lines, in a ship, are lines passing through a block or thimble, and used to hoist a thing higher.

TRA'CING

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Noun.
Course; regular track or path.

Definition 2022


tracing

tracing

English

Noun

tracing (plural tracings)

  1. The reproduction of an image made by copying it through translucent paper.
  2. A record in the form of a graph made by a device such as a seismograph.
  3. The process of finding something that is lost by studying evidence.
  4. A regular path or track; a course.

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