used in The Lightning Thief
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1 —1 use as in:
trace the origin or development
to find, search, research, or keep track of
This sense of trace
usually has to do with information. It's specific meaning depends on its context. For example:
to find or search for something through investigation — often the origin of something:
- "The police traced the call." — found out where it originated
- "We are tracing the lost luggage" — searching for
- "Can you trace the problem to its source?" — find through investigation
- "She traced her family history to discover that her great-grandmother came to the United States from Lithuania when the Nazis occupied it." — discovered something through investigation
to research or report on the development of something
- "She traced the history of the automobile in her paper." — researched the development of something
- "Her presentation traced recent progress in alternative energy solutions." — reported on
to monitor or keep track of the progress or development of something
- "She traces the progress of at-risk students." — monitors information
- "I used binoculars to trace her progress up the mountain." — monitor, follow, or track
- Chiron said cell phones were traceable by monsters; if we used one, it would be worse than sending up a flare.
Chapter 10 (34% in)
There are no more uses of "trace" flagged with this meaning in The Lightning Thief.
? —4 uses
exact meaning not specified
- I can smell traces of him on you, and you haven't been near him for a week.
Chapter 10 (55% in)
- I don't have any memories of him, just this sort of warm glow, maybe the barest trace of his smile.
Chapter 3 (7% in)
- I left her on the pier, tracing her finger across the rail as if drawing a battle plan.
Chapter 7 (50% in)
- Small traces of blood were found in the car and near the scene of the wreck, but there were no other signs of the missing Jacksons.
Chapter 9 (9% in)
There are no more uses of "trace" in The Lightning Thief.