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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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  • A hard quartz outcrop often stands up like a wall and is traceable for miles.

    The A B C of Mining Charles A. Bramble
  • This enemy is drought, traceable directly to the destruction of the forests.

  • Backbone is an example of words whose meanings are traceable, sometimes readily and sometimes with difficulty, to their parts.

    Why We Punctuate William Livingston Klein
  • It was only a traceable instance of the harm done by all such words.

    We Two Edna Lyall
  • The poet never forgot his indebtedness to Mr. Fox, to whose sympathy and kindness much direct and indirect good is traceable.

    Life of Robert Browning William Sharp
  • The pattern varies, but the same hand is traceable throughout.

    The Violin George Hart
Word Origin and History for traceable

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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