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Dictionary Definition

tracer

Noun

1 an investigator who is employed to find missing persons or missing goods
2 an instrument used to make tracings
3 (radiology) any radioactive isotope introduced into the body to study metabolism or other biological processes
4 ammunition whose flight can be observed by a trail of smoke [syn: tracer bullet]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A chemical used to track the progress or history of a natural process.
  2. A piece 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 at night.
  3. The act of tracking or investigating something.
  4. A person who traces something.

Translations

A chemical used to track the progress or history of a natural process
A piece of ammunition for a firearm that contains magnesium or another flammable substance
The act of tracking or investigating something
A person who traces something

French

Pronunciation

  • /tʁa.se/
  • SAMPA: /tRa.se/

Verb

  1. to draw or plot (a diagram), to trace out
  2. To rule (a line)

Conjugation

Extensive Definition

Tracer may refer to:
tracer in German: Tracer
tracer in French: Traceur
tracer in Dutch: Traceur
tracer in Japanese: トレーサー

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

alpha radiator, atom, atomic cocktail, atomic model, ball, bar shot, beta radiator, bird shot, buckshot, bullet, cannon shot, cannonball, case shot, cobalt, crossbar shot, duck shot, dumdum bullet, expanding bullet, fission products, fluorescent paint, gamma radiator, grape, grapeshot, ion, langrel shot, manstopping bullet, nuclear atom, nuclide, pellet, planetary shell, radiator, radioactive waste, radiocalcium, radiocarbon, radiocopper, radioelement, radioiodine, radioisotope, radiosodium, radiothorium, radium, radium dial, radium paint, rifle ball, round shot, shell, shot, shrapnel, slug, split shot, subshell, tagged atom, tagged element, tracer atom, tracer element, valence shell
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