2 —1 use as in: trace a picture or outlineDefinition
copy the lines of an image; or draw an outline; or carefully draw a specific pattern
This sense of trace has to do with drawing, but it's specific meaning depends on its context. For example:copying the outline of an image
"She used tracing paper to make a copy." — paper you can see through, so that when it is placed on a picture, you can use a pencil to follow the lines of the image being copied
"She projected the image onto the wall, hung a sheet of paper there, and traced the projected image onto the paper." — followed the lines with her pencil
draw an outline or a specific pattern
"She used her toe to trace half the fish symbol in the sand." — draw a simple outline
"The child used a stick to trace circles and swirls in the mud." — draw
Across the table from me, Mychal was working on a new art project—meticulously tracing the waveforms of some song onto a sheet of thin, translucent paper—while Daisy regaled our lunch table with the story of her car purchase, without ever quite revealing how she came across the necessary funds.
tracing = drawing
There are no more uses of "trace" flagged with this meaning in Turtles All the Way Down.