trac·ing /ˈtresɪŋ/ 名詞
Trace, v. t. [imp. & p. p. traced p. pr. & vb. n. tracing.]
1. To mark out; to draw or delineate with marks; especially, to copy, as a drawing or engraving, by following the lines and marking them on a sheet superimposed, through which they appear; as, to trace a figure or an outline; a traced drawing.
Some faintly traced features or outline of the mother and the child, slowly lading into the twilight of the woods. --Hawthorne.
2. To follow by some mark that has been left by a person or thing which has preceded; to follow by footsteps, tracks, or tokens.
You may trace the deluge quite round the globe. --T. Burnet.
I feel thy power . . . to trace the ways
Of highest agents. --Milton.
3. Hence, to follow the trace or track of.
How all the way the prince on footpace traced. --Spenser.
4. To copy; to imitate.
That servile path thou nobly dost decline,
Of tracing word, and line by line. --Denham.
5. To walk over; to pass through; to traverse.
We do tracethis alley up and down. --Shak.
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, Tracing paper, 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.
n 1: the act of drawing a plan or diagram or outline
2: drawing created by tracing [syn: trace]