trace
  • noun a line or pattern made on a screen or piece of paper by a device recording an electrical signal
  • To follow the course of something. For example, to record all computer system activities which lead to a crash, or to trace a telephone call. Also, the record, listing, or other documentary evidence so obtained.
  • In a CRT, the path followed by the electron beam as it moves across the screen. Also called line (5).
  • The movement or path followed by a scan or sweep. Also, to follow such a movement.
  • The line drawn by a recording instrument such as a spectrograph, oscillograph, or cardiograph. Also, to draw such a line.
  • A comparatively minute quantity of something, such as an element.
  • An amount which is too small to be measured, but which is know to be present.

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