traceable UK US /ˈtreɪsəbl/ adjective
COMMERCE, PRODUCTION if a product is traceable, information is available about where and how the product and its parts or contents were made: »

Our markets sell only fresh, traceable produce.

traceable to sth »

They wanted all beef exports to be traceable to their farm of origin.

COMMUNICATIONS, IT possible to find or follow, especially using technology: »

They were talking on traceable cellular phones.


The printing process uses invisible signatures which make every document traceable.

if something such as an event or problem is traceable, it is possible to find its original cause: traceable (back) to sth »

Every problem seemed to be traceable back to one particular employee.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Traceable — Trace a*ble, a. Capable of being traced. {Trace a*ble*ness}, n. {Trace a/bly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • traceable — index deductible (provable) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • traceable — (adj.) 1748, from TRACE (Cf. trace) (v.) + ABLE (Cf. able). Related: Traceability …   Etymology dictionary

  • traceable — [[t]tre͟ɪsəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: usu v link ADJ, usu ADJ to n If one thing is traceable to another, there is evidence to suggest that the first thing was caused by or is connected to the second thing. The probable cause of his death is traceable to an… …   English dictionary

  • traceable — adjective 1. (usually followed by to ) able to be traced to (Freq. 1) a failure traceable to lack of energy • Similar to: ↑attributable 2. capable of being traced or tracked a traceable riverbed the traceable course of an ancient wall …   Useful english dictionary

  • traceable — adjective /ˈtɹeɪsəbəl/ /ˈtʃɹeɪsəbəl/ Capable of being traced; possible to track down. There was no traceable evidence left, when the detectives arrived. Ant: untraceable, non traceable …   Wiktionary

  • traceable — adj. traceable to * * * [ treɪsəb(ə)l] traceable to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • traceable — traceability, traceableness, n. traceably, adv. /tray seuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being traced. 2. attributable or ascribable (usually fol. by to): a victory traceable to good coaching. [1740 50; TRACE1 + ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • traceable — Ⅰ. trace [1] ► VERB 1) find by investigation. 2) find or describe the origin or development of. 3) follow the course or position of with one s eye, mind, or finger. 4) copy (a drawing, map, or design) by drawing over its lines on a superimposed… …   English terms dictionary

  • traceable — adjective see trace II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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