|Origin:||trais 'traces', plural of trait 'pull, trace'; TRAIT|
a small sign that shows that someone or something was present or existed:
sign of something[uncountable and countable]
There was no trace of anyone having entered the room since then.
Petra's lost all trace of her German accent.
Officers were unable to find any trace of drugs.
disappear/vanish/sink without (a) trace (=disappear completely, without leaving any sign of what happened)
The plane vanished without a trace.
a very small amount of a quality, emotion, substance etc that is difficult to see or notice
I saw the faintest trace of a smile cross Sandra's face.
traces of poison
a search to find out where a telephone call came from, using special electronic equipment:
The police put a trace on the call.
the mark or pattern made on a screen or on paper by a machine that is recording an electrical signal:
information recorded[countable]MH technical
This trace shows the heartbeat.
one of the two pieces of leather, rope etc by which a cart or carriage is fastened to an animal pulling it