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English definition of “trace”

trace

verb [T]     /treɪs/
to follow the movements , progress , or development of something: We traced the manufacturing process from the arrival of the raw materials to the shipment of the final product .
to find someone or something: Will you trace the origin of these orders , please ?
to describe the way in which something has developed : The main aim of this project is to trace the history of the Keynesian revolution .
(Definition of trace verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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