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[trey-suh-buh l] /ˈtreɪ sə bəl/
capable of being traced.
attributable or ascribable (usually followed by to):
a victory traceable to good coaching.
Origin of traceable
1740-50; trace1 + -able
Related forms
traceability, traceableness, noun
traceably, adverb
nontraceability, noun
nontraceable, adjective
nontraceableness, noun
nontraceably, adverb
untraceable, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And since you can't have safety without accountability, traceable produce makes sense.
  • All of my other traceable family lines seem to be normal peaceful law abiding and successful people.
  • His guess is that once people are aware of the issues, they will agree that traceable routes are the evil of all money.
  • Compelling pictures from a traceable source may also prove to be a double-edged sword for protesters.
  • Tax shelters will cease to exist because all currency will be traceable.
  • Perhaps, he surmises, people were not anxious to put their thoughts in traceable writing.
  • The wages paid to workers do get spent and not always in a way traceable to the stimulus.
  • What has limited the philanthropic is usually traceable to the intrusion of state mandates and subsidies.
  • They seem to be traceable quite directly to the way dogs have been bred for the past century.
  • So the rising prices of beef, pork, and mutton are directly traceable to the decline of our rural population.
Word Origin and History for traceable

1748, from trace (v.) + -able. Related: Traceability.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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