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Trace may refer to:

Arts and entertainment[edit]


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Mathematics, science, and technology[edit]

Computing and electronics[edit]

  • TRACE, a request method in the HTTP protocol
  • Traces, the equivalence classes of strings of a trace monoid, studied in trace theories of concurrent computation
  • Digital traces, the traces of activities and behaviours that people leave when they interact in digital environments
  • Packet trace, a timestamped sequence of packets captured on a computer network with a sniffer or similar tools
  • Signal trace, a printed or etched wire on a printed circuit board
  • Stack trace, report of the active steps of a computer program's execution


  • Trace (linear algebra), the sum of the elements on the main diagonal of a square matrix or a linear transformation
  • Trace class, a certain set of operators in a Hilbert space
  • Trace operator, a restriction-to-boundary operator in a Sobolev space

Physical sciences[edit]

  • TRACE (Transition Region and Coronal Explorer), a NASA satellite
  • Trace element, in geochemistry, an element which composes less than 0.1% of a sample
  • Trace evidence, material found at a crime scene
  • Trace fossil, fossil record of biological activity
  • Trace radioisotope, an element that is found in small quantities because it undergoes radioactive decay
  • Seismic trace, in seismology, record of ground movement from a seismograph
  • Trace (precipitation), in earth science, an amount of precipitation that falls that is too small to be measured with standard units


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