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tracer

Pronunciation: /ˈtreɪsər; ˈtreɪsə(r)/

Translation of tracer in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 u and c 1.1 [Military/Militar] trazadora (feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) tracer bullet bala (feminine) trazadora
    Example sentences
    • Then, of course, all the tracer fire started coming in, and we were really in trouble.
    • On top of this, other final elements were and filmed separately and then digitally added to the shot to replicate tracer fire, smoke, and shell casings falling from the machine guns.
    • The origin of the bullets and tracers - the gun flashes - were almost at eye level when Rick and I looked back inside the cockpit at the altimeter.
    1.2 [Medicine/Medicina] trazador (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • So they enrolled him in a study, testing a new imaging system that would allow them to follow a radioactive tracer through his brain to see the plaque that has built up around the nerve cells.
    • It relies on the difference in distribution of a radioactive tracer, such as thallium, at rest and after stress.
    • A bone scan falls under the category of nuclear medicine, which means that it uses tiny amounts of radioactive materials called tracers (radionuclides).
  • 2 countable/numerable 2.1 (inquiry) to put a tracer otracers on sth hacer* diligencias para encontrar algo 2.2 (person) a tracer of missing persons una persona que se dedica a la búsqueda de desaparecidos

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