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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Trace  \Trace\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {traced};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {tracing}.]  [OF.  tracier,  F.  tracer,  from  (assumed)  LL 
  tractiare  fr.L.  tractus  p.  p.  of  trahere  to  draw.  Cf 
  {Abstract},  {Attract},  {Contract},  {Portratt},  {Tract}, 
  {Trail},  {Train},  {Treat}.  ] 
  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 
  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.  --Cowper. 
  You  may  trace  the  deluge  quite  round  the  globe.  --T. 
  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. 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  derived  by  copying  something  else;  especially  by  following 
  lines  seen  through  a  transparent  sheet  [syn:  {copied}] 

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