tracer

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English[edit]

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trace +‎ -er

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tracer (plural tracers)

  1. (chemistry) A chemical used to track the progress or history of a natural process.
  2. A round of ammunition for a firearm that contains magnesium or another flammable substance arranged such that it will burn and produce a visible trail when fired in the dark.
  3. The act of tracking or investigating something.
  4. A person who traces something.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French tracier, from Latin tractum the past participle of traho.

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Verb[edit]

tracer

  1. (transitive) to draw or plot (a diagram), to trace out
  2. (transitive) to rule (a line)
  3. (informal) to buck up, hurry up

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  • This verb is part of a group of -er verbs for which ‘c’ is softened to a ‘ç’ before the vowels ‘a’ and ‘o’.

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