Definition of tracing in English:


Line breaks: tra¦cing
Pronunciation: /ˈtreɪsɪŋ


  • 1A copy of a drawing, map, or design made by tracing.
    More 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.
  • 2A 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.
  • 2.1 [mass noun] The action of marking out a figure on the ice when skating.
  • 2.2A line or pattern corresponding to something which is being recorded or measured; a trace.
    More 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.

More definitions of tracing

Definition of tracing in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skōSH
a small amount; a little