from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A reproduction made by superimposing a transparent sheet and copying the lines of the original on it.
  • n. A graphic record made by a recording instrument, such as a cardiograph or seismograph.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The reproduction of an image made by copying it through translucent paper.
  • n. A record in the form of a graph made by a device such as a seismograph.
  • n. The process of finding something that is lost by studying evidence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.
  • n. A regular path or track; a course.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of one who traces.
  • n. A track or path; a course.
  • n. A mechanical copy of a design or drawing, made by reproducing its lines as seen through a transparent medium, as tracing-paper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of drawing a plan or diagram or outline
  • n. a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image
  • n. the discovery and description of the course of development of something


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