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Noun
A barely discernible indication of something
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“No one would have suspected there was a trace of tension between them.”
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A mark, object, or other indication of the existence or passing of something
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“Lifting it out of the water, rinse it with lukewarm water to remove any trace of the detergent.”
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A mark or marks left by a person, animal, or vehicle in passing
“There was enough dust on the floor to have preserved traces of feet.”
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A way used as a road
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A small area on a surface having a different color from its surroundings, typically one caused by damage or dirt
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A part or quantity that is left after the greater part has been used, removed, or destroyed
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A path for pedestrians
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Liking for or pleasurable anticipation of something
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A very small or inadequate amount of money
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Organic remains of a previous time
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A thing constituting a piece of evidence about the past, especially an account kept in writing or some other permanent form
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A shade or variety of a colour
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A physical trace of a bad or undesirable substance or quality
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Something that is part of a whole
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Evidence or argument establishing a fact or the truth of a statement
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An object or feature of a landscape or town that is easily seen and recognized from a distance, especially one that enables someone to establish their location
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To follow or pursue (a target)
“Detectives have told of how they managed to trace their suspect after many months of painstaking investigation.”
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To find or discover something
“Public health officials were able to trace the source of the disease to a contaminated food product.”
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To draw, trace, or define the outer edge or shape of
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“Using your black pencil, trace the outline of the kingdom of Louis IX.”
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To find or discover by investigation
“The telecommunicator may need to request that the phone company trace the call to help identify its source.”
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To search determinedly for someone or something
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To give an account of
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To find or regain possession of (something stolen or lost)
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To make or be an exact copy of
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To prepare something in advance
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To regard something as being caused by
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To arrive at a judgment or opinion by reasoning
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To indicate in some way for later reference
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