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tracing

Syllabification: trac·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈtrāsiNG
 
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Definition of tracing in English:

noun

1A copy of a drawing, map, or design made by tracing it.
Example sentences
  • Leonardo's mural, with its tracings and smaller copies, is a locus of essential religious and aesthetic meanings, a virtual communion between art and life.
  • It might be that Lady Seated at the Virginals is a composite of tracings of parts of images onto planes at different distances and with different positions of the lens.
  • These were photographed and tracings were made to depict the location of mechanical support tissue.
1.1A faint or delicate mark or pattern: tracings of apple blossoms against the deep greens of pines
More example sentences
  • It was made of dark, polished oak, with delicate tracings of bright silver describing a swirling pattern along its length.
  • There were faint, white tracings against tan skin where the scars should have been.
  • On the canvass a chalk preliminary had already been sketched out: a faint tracing depicting the old chair and bucket with the window behind them.
1.2 another term for trace1 (sense 3) of the noun).
Example sentences
  • Figure 2 shows the individual values of the main parameters and Figure 3 depicts representative tracings in a typical patient.
  • Retrospectively, we looked at airway flow tracings, identifying the start of slow inflation.
  • Figures 1 and 2 depict various tympanogram tracings based on variations of the original Liden and Jerger classifications.
1.3 Figure Skating The marking out of a figure on the ice when skating.

Words that rhyme with tracing

bracing, casing, facing, lacing, placing, self-effacing, spacing

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