retrace

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See also: retracé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French retracer, from Middle French retracier.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (verb) IPA(key): /ɹiːˈtɹeɪs/
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  • (noun) IPA(key): /ˈɹiːtɹeɪs/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪs

Verb[edit]

retrace (third-person singular simple present retraces, present participle retracing, simple past and past participle retraced)

  1. (transitive) To trace (a line, etc. in drawing) again.
  2. (transitive) To go back over something, usually in an attempt of rediscovery.
    He retraced his steps, and found his keys where he had dropped them.
    • 2022 November 2, Paul Bigland, “New trains, old trains, and splendid scenery”, in RAIL, number 969, page 56:
      Instead of retracing my route, I have elected to walk across Blackpool to the town's remaining large station, although even this has been greatly reduced in size.

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Noun[edit]

retrace (plural retraces)

  1. (television) The period when the beam of the cathode-ray tube returns to its initial horizontal position in order to start the next line of the display.

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

retrace

  1. inflection of retracer:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative