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English definition of “trace”

trace

noun (SIGN/RECORD)    /treɪs/
B2 [C or U] a sign that something has happened or existed: He attempted to cover up all the traces of his crime. When she moved out, she left no trace of having been there. My wallet has been missing for several days and I can't find any trace of it. He seems to have vanished without (a) trace (= no one knows where he is).Showing and demonstrating [C] an act of finding information about something electronically, or the record of the information found in this way: The phone company put a trace on the call.Communications technology - general words
(Definition of trace noun (SIGN/RECORD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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