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English definition of “electronic trail”

electronic trail

noun [C, usually singular]    
INTERNET a series of actions or events on the internet that you can follow to find out who is responsible for them: Police investigated an electronic trail that led them to an international people-trafficking gang . You leave an electronic trail every time you use an ATM or pay for something on the internet .
(Definition of electronic trail noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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