[ US /ˈtɹeɪsɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /tɹˈe‍ɪsɪŋ/ ]
  1. the act of drawing a plan or diagram or outline
  2. the discovery and description of the course of development of something
    the tracing of genealogies
  3. a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image
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How To Use tracing In A Sentence

  • On the occasion of his 95th birthday, the city of Paris celebrates his work with an exhibition in the hall of the Hôtel-de-Ville, retracing 75 years of his career, with stories and reminiscences by the artist.
  • At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the building was extended by addition of east and west wings linked to the centre by colonnades tracing the path of the old road.
  • They then painted the outlines of their face and facial features with a dark color of acrylic paint, tracing their pencil sketch through the Plexiglas.
  • She had given up all hope of tracing her missing daughter.
  • I signed the word for juice on his cheek, curving my thumb and forefinger into the shape of the letter C and tracing the movement slowly across his skin.
  • Managing your monthly credit card bills can be a damper on your free time, but how about retracing the entire bill in black marker and photo documenting every purchase on your statement?
  • But we left no stone unturned in tracing a huge amount of evidence. The Sun
  • Tracing the relationships between sources and the historical assessment of readings can be facilitated by stemmatic filiation.
  • He stood there, as calm as ever, wearing only his neat black trousers and his scuffed boots, a few tendrils of plum-coloured hair tracing a colourful pattern against the smooth monotony of his skin.
  • Tracing the growth of the border is a pleasant pastime, a game of history in which amorini, grotesques and nymphs are the personages, and garlands of flowers their perpetual accessories, but first comes the time when there were no borders, the Middle Ages. The Tapestry Book
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