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tracing

 [trās´ing]
a graphic record produced by copying another, or scribed by an instrument capable of making a visual record of movements.

trac·ing

(trās'ing),
1. Any graphic display of electrical or mechanical cardiovascular events, for example, electrocardiogram, phlebogram.
See also: curve.
2. In dentistry, a line or lines, scribed on a table or plate by a pointed instrument, representing a record of movements of the mandible; may be extraoral (made outside the oral cavity) or intraoral (made within the oral cavity).

tracing

Etymology: L, trahere, to draw
a graphic record of a physical event, such as an electrocardiograph tracing made by pens on a moving sheet of paper while the electric impulses of heart muscle contractions are recorded.

trac·ing

(trās'ing)
1. A graphic reproduction of the outline or salient features of a physical object or structure.
See also: curve
2. Any graphic display of electrical or mechanical events in normal or diseased tissues or organs, as detected or measured by diagnostic instruments.
See also: curve
3. dentistry A line or lines, inscribed on a table or plate by a pointed instrument, representing a record of movements of the mandible; may be extraoral (made outside the oral cavity) or intraoral (made within the oral cavity).

trac·ing

(trās'ing)
In dentistry, line or lines, scribed on a table or plate by a pointed instrument, representing a record of mandibular movements; may be extraoral (made outside the oral cavity) or intraoral (made within the oral cavity).

tracing

a graphic record produced by copying another, or scribed by an instrument capable of making a visual record of movements.
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In fact, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and Los Angeles Police Department didn't start tracing all guns used in crimes until last year, and two months ago California became only the second state to pass legislation requiring law enforcement officials to trace every recovered weapon.
By including this information in each file and examining these files when tracing firearms with unrestored serial numbers, investigators can denote any similarities that might lead to a recovery.
In summary, TEI acknowledges that the regulation writer's task is a difficult one - crafting a rule that hews to Congress's purpose in repealing General Utilities while steering taxpayers and the IRS between the Scylla of a draconian loss disallowance rule and the Charybdis of an unnecessarily onerous tracing rule.
During the war, a lot of children were born out of wedlock,'' said Margret Schlinker, who works in a section of the Tracing Service whose task it is to link the orphaned children of the war with parents they never knew.
Stated simply, tracing would clearly provide the most accurate -- and, therefore, equitable - results.