There are 2 translations of trace in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /treɪs/


  • 1 1.1 c and u (indication) señal (feminine), indicio (masculine), rastro (masculine) there was no trace o there were no traces of a struggle no había señales or indicios or rastros de que hubiera habido una pelea traces of the old way of life vestigios (masculine plural) or rastros del antiguo modo de vida they can't find any trace of my letter no encuentran mi carta por ninguna parte to disappear without (a) trace desaparecer* sin dejar rastro I detected a trace of a smile on his face advertí el esbozo de una sonrisa en su rostro
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    • A trace of sadness was barely audible in Cattia's flat voice, perhaps such a small sliver of one that only Tania really could pick it up.
    • It is a tribute to him that there is barely a trace of tedium in a performance lasting more than four hours.
    • ‘You're always damned by the exception,’ Hill says with the slightest trace of a smile.
    1.2 countable/numerable (small amount) they found traces of poison in the food encontraron rastros de veneno en la comida remove all traces of make-up límpiese sin dejar residuos de maquillaje without a trace of resentment sin un asomo de resentimiento there was a trace of sadness in his voice había un dejo de tristeza en su voz
  • 2 countable/numerable 2.1 [Computing/Informática] traza (feminine) 2.2 (drawn by instrument) trazo (masculine)
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    • Baxter must now wait to see if the IOC will agree to a second test to establish the nature of the trace detected.
    • The traces were recorded at different voltages.
    • The consensus model presented here is derived from the results of analyzing only six traces recorded in response to a single perturbation.
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    • In the beginning of the film, Trinity is on the phone and we see the computer doing a telephone trace.
    • Witnesses took the number of the car and police conducted a trace on the vehicle.
  • 3 (path, track) (American English/inglés norteamericano) sendero (masculine), camino (masculine)
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    • Path was synonymous with trace, another invaluable gift that pioneers used to penetrate the otherwise impassable.
    • Here, however, it came to be another old and enduring track through otherwise treacherous and disorienting terrain, a variation of path and trace.
    • S'sahr barked an order and there were groans, but the troopers spread out keeping eyes open for any traces or tracks.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (chart) the book traces the events leading up to the crisis el libro detalla el desarrollo de los acontecimientos que desembocaron en la crisis the documentary traces the history of the organization el documental examina or analiza paso a paso la historia de la organización 1.2 (find) [criminal/witness/missing person] localizar*, ubicar* (Latin America/América Latina) they can't trace my application form no encuentran mi solicitud I can't trace any reference to it no encuentro ninguna mención de ello 1.3 (follow) seguirle* la pista or el rastro a, rastrear they traced him to a hotel in Birmingham le siguieron la pista or el rastro hasta dar con él en un hotel en Birmingham 1.4 (find origin of) I can trace my family back to the 17th century los orígenes de mi familia se remontan al siglo XVII his family traces its descent from the Huguenots su familia desciende de los hugonotes they traced the information (back) to the embassy descubrieron que la información provenía de la embajada or se había originado en la embajada to trace a call averiguar* de dónde proviene una llamada they traced the call to a public telephone averiguaron que la llamada provenía de un teléfono público
  • 2 2.1 (on tracing paper) calcar* 2.2 (draw) [line/outline] trazar* she traced (out) a plan of the town in the sand hizo or dibujó un plano de la ciudad en la arena

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