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Mark vs. Trace: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on October 2, 2023
"A mark is a visible impression or sign on a surface, while a trace is a very small amount or a sign that something has been present."

Key Differences

A "mark" typically refers to a noticeable sign or impression made on a surface, often deliberate or lasting. It may imply intention, like making a mark on a piece of paper. In contrast, a "trace" generally denotes an indication or evidence that something was once present, often subtle or slight. It usually implies the existence of something in a smaller quantity or a remnant of something that is disappearing or has disappeared.
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When you think of a "mark," you might envision a clear, visible sign, such as a mark made by a pen on paper or a mark left by a wound on the skin. "Trace," on the other hand, might evoke thoughts of a faint or barely detectable presence, like the trace of a scent left in a room or a trace of DNA found at a crime scene. The trace is often more elusive, requiring detection or discovery.
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In grading or assessment, a "mark" refers to a score or grade assigned, indicating the level of performance. For instance, a student receives a mark for their assignment. On the flip side, "trace" in a historical or research context may mean a slight or subtle indication of the existence or occurrence of something in the past, such as a trace of ancient civilizations discovered through archaeological research.
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The concept of "mark" can also relate to recognition or distinction, like making one's mark in a specific field, implying a significant impact or contribution. In contrast, "trace" might relate to the process of tracking or following the trail of something, often associated with investigation or pursuit, such as tracing the origins of a family through genealogical research.
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Comparison Chart

Definition

A visible impression or sign on a surface.
A very small amount or sign that something has been present.
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Implies

Often implies intention or deliberateness.
Implies subtleness and the need for detection.
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Use in Context

Visible and clear, often lasting.
Elusive, often requiring discovery or investigation.
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Amount/Intensity

More substantial or pronounced.
Minimal or faint.
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Associated Action

Making a visible impression or earning recognition.
Discovering or following signs or remnants.
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Mark and Trace Definitions

Mark

A score or grade indicating performance.
She received a high mark on her essay.
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Trace

A very small amount or sign of something.
There was a trace of perfume in the air.
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Mark

A sign representing something.
The symbol is the mark of the brand.
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Trace

An act of tracking or following.
The detective was on the trace of the suspect.
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Mark

To make a noticeable impression or effect.
His words left a mark on the audience.
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Trace

A visible mark, sign, or impression left by something.
The trace of the leaf was embedded in the concrete.
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See Table at Bible.
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To find or discover by investigation.
The historian traced the origins of the artifact.
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Mark

A visible trace or impression, such as a line or spot
A spill that left a mark on the rug.
A mark next to each purchased item on the list.
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Trace

A visible mark, such as a footprint, made or left by the passage of a person, animal, or thing.
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A name, logo, or other indicator used to indicate ownership, origin, or level of quality.
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Trace

Evidence or an indication of the former presence or existence of something; a vestige
Left without a trace of having been there.
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A notch made in an animal's ear or hide to indicate ownership.
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An extremely small amount or barely perceivable indication
Spoke with a trace of sarcasm.
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Mark

A sign, such as a cross, made in lieu of a signature.
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A constituent, such as a chemical compound or element, present in quantities less than a standard limit.
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Mark

A written or printed symbol used for punctuation; a punctuation mark.
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A path or trail that has been beaten out by the passage of animals or people.
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A number, letter, or symbol used to indicate various grades of academic achievement
Got a mark of 95 instead of 100.
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Trace

An act of researching or ascertaining the origin or location of something
Put a trace on the phone call.
Asked for a trace on a lost package.
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Mark

Often marks An appraisal; a rating
Earned high marks from her superiors.
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A line drawn by a recording instrument, such as a cardiograph.
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A knot or piece of material placed at various measured lengths on a sounding line to indicate the depth of the water.
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The point at which a line, or the curve in which a surface, intersects a coordinate plane.
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A Plimsoll mark.
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The sum of the elements of the principal diagonal of a matrix.
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Mark

A distinctive trait or property
Good manners are the mark of a civilized person.
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An engram.
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Mark

A recognized standard of quality
Schoolwork that is not up to the mark.
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One of two side straps or chains connecting a harnessed draft animal to a vehicle or whiffletree.
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Mark

A lasting effect
The experience had left its mark on all of us.
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A bar or rod, hinged at either end to another part, that transfers movement from one part of a machine to another.
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Mark

A specific model, type, or iteration, as of a product or machine, especially when part of a series. Usually used with a number
The mark IV model of this car.
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To go along or follow (a path, for example)
We traced the trail up the mountain.
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Mark

Importance; prominence
"a fellow of no mark nor likelihood" (Shakespeare).
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Trace

To follow the course or trail of
Trace a wounded deer.
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Mark

Notice; attention
A matter unworthy of mark.
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Trace

To ascertain the successive stages in the development or progress of
Tracing the life cycle of an insect.
Trace the history of a family.
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Mark

A target
"A mounted officer would be a conspicuous mark" (Ambrose Bierce).
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Trace

To discover or determine by searching or researching evidence
Trace the cause of a disease.
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Mark

Something that one wishes to achieve; a goal.
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To locate or ascertain the origin of
Traced the money to a foreign bank account.
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Mark

An object or point that serves as a guide.
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Trace

To draw (a line or figure); sketch; delineate.
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(Slang) A person who is the intended victim of a swindler; a dupe.
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To form (letters) with special concentration or care.
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(Sports) The place from which racers begin and sometimes end their contest.
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To copy by following lines seen through a sheet of transparent paper.
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Mark

A point reached or gained
The halfway mark of the race.
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Trace

To follow closely (a prescribed pattern)
The skater traced a figure eight.
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Mark

A record
Set a new mark in the long jump.
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Trace

To imprint (a design) by pressure with an instrument on a superimposed pattern.
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A strike or spare in bowling.
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To make a design or series of markings on (a surface) by such pressure on a pattern.
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A stationary ball in lawn bowling; a jack.
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To record (a variable), as on a graph.
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A boundary between countries.
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To make one's way along a trail or course
We traced along the ridge.
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A tract of land in medieval England and Germany held in common by a community.
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To have origins; be traceable
Linguistic features that trace to West Africa.
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(Computers) A character or feature in a file, record, or data stream used to locate a specific point or condition.
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Occurring in extremely small amounts or in quantities less than a standard limit.
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In Arthurian legend, a king of Cornwall who was the husband of Iseult and the uncle of her lover Tristan.
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An act of tracing.
Your cell phone company can put a trace on your line.
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An English and Scottish unit of currency that was equal to 13 shillings and 4 pence.
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An enquiry sent out for a missing article, such as a letter or an express package.
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Any of several European units of weight that were equal to about 8 ounces (227 grams), used especially for weighing gold and silver.
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A mark left as a sign of passage of a person or animal.
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A deutsche mark.
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A residue of some substance or material.
There are traces of chocolate around your lips.
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A markka.
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Trace

A very small amount.
All of our chocolates may contain traces of nuts.
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Mark

To make a visible trace or impression on, as with a spot, line, or dent
Marked the wall with a crayon.
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(electronics) A current-carrying conductive pathway on a printed circuit board.
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Mark

To form, make, or depict by making a mark
Marked a square on the board.
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An informal road or prominent path in an arid area.
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Mark

To supply with natural markings
Gray fur that is marked with stripes.
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One of two straps, chains, or ropes of a harness, extending from the collar or breastplate to a whippletree attached to a vehicle or thing to be drawn; a tug.
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To single out or indicate by or as if by a mark
Marked the spot where the treasure was buried.
A career marked for glory.
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(engineering) A connecting bar or rod, pivoted at each end to the end of another piece, for transmitting motion, especially from one plane to another; specifically, such a piece in an organ stop action to transmit motion from the trundle to the lever actuating the stop slider.
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To distinguish or characterize
The exuberance that marks her writings.
Marked the occasion with celebrations.
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(fortification) The ground plan of a work or works.
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To make conspicuous
A concert marking the composer's 60th birthday.
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(geometry) The intersection of a plane of projection, or an original plane, with a coordinate plane.
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To set off or separate by or as if by a line or boundary
Marked off the limits of our property.
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(mathematics) The sum of the diagonal elements of a square matrix.
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To attach or affix identification, such as a price tag or maker's label, to.
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(grammar) An empty category occupying a position in the syntactic structure from which something has been moved, used to explain constructions such as wh-movement and the passive.
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To evaluate (academic work) according to a scale of letters or numbers; grade.
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(transitive) To follow the trail of.
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To give attention to; notice
Mark her expression of discontent. Mark my words.
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To follow the history of.
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To take note of in writing; write down
Marked the appointment on my calendar.
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(transitive) To draw or sketch lightly or with care.
He carefully traced the outlines of the old building before him.
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Sports & Games To record (the score) in various games.
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(transitive) To copy onto a sheet of paper superimposed over the original, by drawing over its lines.
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(Sports) To guard (an opponent), as in soccer.
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To copy; to imitate.
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To make a visible impression
This pen will mark under water.
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To walk; to go; to travel.
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Mark

To receive a visible impression
The floor marks easily.
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Trace

To walk over; to pass through; to traverse.
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Sports & Games To keep score.
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To follow the execution of the program by making it to stop after every instruction, or by making it print a message after every step.
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To determine academic grades
A teacher who marks strictly.
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One of two straps, chains, or ropes of a harness, extending from the collar or breastplate to a whiffletree attached to a vehicle or thing to be drawn; a tug.
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(heading) Boundary, land within a boundary.
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A connecting bar or rod, pivoted at each end to the end of another piece, for transmitting motion, esp. from one plane to another; specif., such a piece in an organ-stop action to transmit motion from the trundle to the lever actuating the stop slider.
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(obsolete) A boundary; a border or frontier.
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A mark left by anything passing; a track; a path; a course; a footprint; a vestige; as, the trace of a carriage or sled; the trace of a deer; a sinuous trace.
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(obsolete) A boundary-post or fence.
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A very small quantity of an element or compound in a given substance, especially when so small that the amount is not quantitatively determined in an analysis; - hence, in stating an analysis, often contracted to tr.
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A stone or post used to indicate position and guide travellers.
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A mark, impression, or visible appearance of anything left when the thing itself no longer exists; remains; token; vestige.
The shady empire shall retain no traceOf war or blood, but in the sylvan chase.
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(archaic) A type of small region or principality.
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The intersection of a plane of projection, or an original plane, with a coordinate plane.
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(historical) A common, or area of common land, especially among early Germanic peoples.
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The ground plan of a work or works.
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(heading) Characteristic, sign, visible impression.
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To mark out; to draw or delineate with marks; especially, to copy, as a drawing or engraving, by following the lines and marking them on a sheet superimposed, through which they appear; as, to trace a figure or an outline; a traced drawing.
Some faintly traced features or outline of the mother and the child, slowly lading into the twilight of the woods.
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An omen; a symptomatic indicator of something.
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To follow by some mark that has been left by a person or thing which has preceded; to follow by footsteps, tracks, or tokens.
You may trace the deluge quite round the globe.
I feel thy power . . . to trace the waysOf highest agents.
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A characteristic feature.
A good sense of manners is the mark of a true gentleman.
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Hence, to follow the trace or track of.
How all the way the prince on footpace traced.
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A visible impression or sign; a blemish, scratch, or stain, whether accidental or intentional.
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To copy; to imitate.
That servile path thou nobly dost decline,Of tracing word, and line by line.
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A sign or brand on a person.
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To walk over; to pass through; to traverse.
We do tracethis alley up and down.
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A written character or sign.
The font wasn't able to render all the diacritical marks properly.
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To walk; to go; to travel.
Not wont on foot with heavy arms to trace.
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A stamp or other indication of provenance, quality etc.
With eggs, you need to check for the quality mark before you buy.
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A just detectable amount;
He speaks French with a trace of an accent
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(obsolete) Resemblance, likeness, image.
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An indication that something has been present;
There wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
A tincture of condescension
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A particular design or make of an item now usually with following numeral.
I am proud to present my patented travelator, mark two.
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A suggestion of some quality;
There was a touch of sarcasm in his tone
He detected a ghost of a smile on her face
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A score for finding the correct answer, or other academic achievement; the sum of such points gained as out of a possible total.
What mark did you get in your history test?
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Drawing created by tracing
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(heading) Indicator of position, objective etc.
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Either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree
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A target for shooting at with a projectile.
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A visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle
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An indication or sign used for reference or measurement.
I filled the bottle up to the 500ml mark.
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Follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something;
We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba
Trace the student's progress
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The target or intended victim of a swindle, fixed game or con game.
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Make a mark or lines on a surface;
Draw a line
Trace the outline of a figure in the sand
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(obsolete) The female genitals.
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To go back over again;
We retraced the route we took last summer
Trace your path
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(Rugby football, Australian rules football) A catch of the ball directly from a kick of 10 metres or more without having been touched in transit, resulting in a free kick.
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Pursue or chase relentlessly;
The hunters traced the deer into the woods
The detectives hounded the suspect until they found the him
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(sports) The line indicating an athlete's starting-point.
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Discover traces of;
She traced the circumstances of her birth
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A score for a sporting achievement.
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Make one's course or travel along a path; travel or pass over, around, or along;
The children traced along the edge of the drak forest
The women traced the pasture
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An official note that is added to a record kept about someone's behavior or performance.
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Copy by following the lines of the original drawing on a transparent sheet placed upon it; make a tracing of;
Trace a design
Trace a pattern
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(cooking) A specified level on a scale denoting gas-powered oven temperatures.
Now put the pastry in at 450 degrees, or mark 8.
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Read with difficulty;
Can you decipher this letter?
The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs
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(product design/engineering) The model number of a device; a device model.
The Mark I system had poor radar, and the Mark II was too expensive; regardless, most antiaircraft direction remained the responsibility of the Mark I Eyeball (as the jocular phrase calls it): that is, the operator's eye.
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A line or path indicating the movement of something.
The trace of the comet was visible in the night sky.
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Limit or standard of action or fact.
To be within the mark
To come up to the mark
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Badge or sign of honour, rank, or official station.
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(archaic) Preeminence; high position.
Patricians of mark
A fellow of no mark
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(logic) A characteristic or essential attribute; a differential.
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(nautical) One of the bits of leather or coloured bunting placed upon a sounding line at intervals of from two to five fathoms. (The unmarked fathoms are called "deeps".)
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(heading) Attention.
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(archaic) Attention, notice.
His last comment is particularly worthy of mark.
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Importance, noteworthiness. Generally in postmodifier “of mark”.
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(obsolete) Regard; respect.
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A measure of weight (especially for gold and silver), once used throughout Europe, equivalent to 8 oz.
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An English and Scottish unit of currency (originally valued at one mark weight of silver), equivalent to 13 shillings and fourpence.
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Any of various European monetary units, especially the base unit of currency of (West) Germany between 1948 and 2002, equal to 100 pfennigs.
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A coin worth one mark.
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To put a mark on (something); to make (something) recognizable by a mark; to label or write on (something).
To mark a box or bale of merchandise
To mark clothing with one's name
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To leave a mark (often an undesirable or unwanted one) on (something).
See where this pencil has marked the paper.
The floor was marked with wine and blood.
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(figurative) To have a long-lasting negative impact on (someone or something).
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To create an indication of (a location).
She folded over the corner of the page to mark where she left off reading.
Some animals mark their territory by urinating.
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To be an indication of (something); to show where (something) is located.
This monument marks the spot where Wolfe died.
A bell marked the end of visiting hours.
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To indicate (something) in writing or by other symbols.
Prices are marked on individual items.
In her Bible, the words of Christ were marked in red.
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To create (a mark) on a surface.
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To celebrate or acknowledge (an event) through an action of some kind.
The national holiday is marked by fireworks.
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(of things) To identify (someone as a particular type of person or as having a particular role).
His courage and energy marked him as a leader.
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Mark

(of people) To assign (someone) to a particular category or class.
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Mark

(of people) To choose or intend (someone) for a particular end or purpose.
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Mark

To be a point in time or space at which something takes place; to accompany or be accompanied by (an event, action, etc.); to coincide with.
The creek marks the boundary between the two farms.
That summer marked the beginning of her obsession with cycling.
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Mark

To be typical or characteristic of (something).
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To distinguish (one person or thing from another).
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Mark

To focus one's attention on (something or someone); to pay attention to, to take note of.
Mark my words: that boy’s up to no good.
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Mark

(dated) To become aware of (something) through the physical senses.
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Mark

To hold (someone) in one's line of sight.
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To indicate the correctness of and give a score to (a school assignment, exam answers, etc.).
The teacher had to spend her weekend marking all the tests.
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Mark

To record that (someone) has a particular status.
To mark a student absent.
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Mark

To keep account of; to enumerate and register; to keep score.
To mark the points in a game of billiards or a card game
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Mark

(sports) To follow a player not in possession of the ball when defending, to prevent them receiving a pass easily.
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Mark

(Australian rules football) To catch the ball directly from a kick of 15 metres or more without having been touched in transit, resulting in a free kick.
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Mark

(golf) To put a marker in the place of one's ball.
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Mark

(singing) To sing softly, sometimes an octave lower than usual, in order to protect one's voice during a rehearsal.
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Mark

Alternative form of march.
Mark time, mark!
Forward, mark!
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Mark

A license of reprisals. See Marque.
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Mark

An old weight and coin. See Marc.
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The unit of monetary account of the German Empire, equal to 23.8 cents of United States money (1913); the equivalent of one hundred pfennigs. Also, a silver coin of this value. The unit was retained by subsequent German states up to the time of the Federal Republic of Germany. In 1995, the value was approximately 65 cents American. In 1999 it began to be superseded by the Euro as a unit of currency in Germany and throughout much of the European union.
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Mark

A visible sign or impression made or left upon anything; esp., a line, point, stamp, figure, or the like, drawn or impressed, so as to attract the attention and convey some information or intimation; a token; a trace.
The Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
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Mark

A character or device put on an article of merchandise by the maker to show by whom it was made; a trade-mark.
The mark of the artisan is found upon the most ancient fabrics that have come to light.
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A fixed object serving for guidance, as of a ship, a traveler, a surveyor, etc.; as, a seamark, a landmark.
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A trace, dot, line, imprint, or discoloration, although not regarded as a token or sign; a scratch, scar, stain, etc.; as, this pencil makes a fine mark.
I have some marks of yours upon my pate.
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An evidence of presence, agency, or influence; a significative token; a symptom; a trace; specifically, a permanent impression of one's activity or character.
The confusion of tongues was a mark of separation.
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Mark

That toward which a missile is directed; a thing aimed at; what one seeks to hit or reach.
France was a fairer mark to shoot at than Ireland.
Whate'er the motive, pleasure is the mark.
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Mark

Attention, regard, or respect.
As much in mock as mark.
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Limit or standard of action or fact; as, to be within the mark; to come up to the mark.
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Badge or sign of honor, rank, or official station.
In the official marks invested, youAnon do meet the Senate.
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Preëminence; high position; as, patricians of mark; a fellow of no mark.
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A characteristic or essential attribute; a differential.
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A number or other character used in registering; as, examination marks; a mark for tardiness.
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Mark

Image; likeness; hence, those formed in one's image; children; descendants.
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One of the bits of leather or colored bunting which are placed upon a sounding line at intervals of from two to five fathoms. The unmarked fathoms are called "deeps."
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To put a mark upon; to affix a significant mark to; to make recognizable by a mark; as, to mark a box or bale of merchandise; to mark clothing.
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To be a mark upon; to designate; to indicate; - used literally and figuratively; as, this monument marks the spot where Wolfe died; his courage and energy marked him for a leader.
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To leave a trace, scratch, scar, or other mark, upon, or any evidence of action; as, a pencil marks paper; his hobnails marked the floor.
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To keep account of; to enumerate and register; as, to mark the points in a game of billiards or cards.
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To notice or observe; to give attention to; to take note of; to remark; to heed; to regard; as, mark my words.
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To take particular notice; to observe critically; to note; to remark.
Mark, I pray you, and see how this man seeketh mischief.
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A number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance);
She made good marks in algebra
Grade A milk
What was your score on your homework?
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A distinguishing symbol;
The owner's mark was on all the sheep
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A reference point to shoot at;
His arrow hit the mark
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A visible indication made on a surface;
Some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks
Paw prints were everywhere
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The impression created by doing something unusual or extraordinary that people notice and remember;
It was in London that he made his mark
He left an indelible mark on the American theater
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A symbol of disgrace or infamy;
And the Lord set a mark upon Cain
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Formerly the basic unit of money in Germany
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Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the author of the second Gospel
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A person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
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A written or printed symbol (as for punctuation);
His answer was just a punctuation mark
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A perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened);
He showed signs of strain
They welcomed the signs of spring
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The shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament
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An indication of damage
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Marking consisting of crossing lines
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Something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal;
The new advertising campaign was a bell ringer
Scored a bull's eye
Hit the mark
The president's speech was a home run
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Mark

Attach a tag or label to;
Label these bottles
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Designate as if by a mark;
This sign marks the border
He indicated where the border ended
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Be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense;
His modesty distinguishes him form his peers
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Mark by some ceremony or observation;
We marked the anniversary of his death
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Make or leave a mark on;
Mark the trail so that we can find our way back
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To accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful;
He denounced the government action
She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock
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Notice or perceive;
She noted that someone was following her
Mark my words
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Mark with a scar;
The skin disease scarred his face permanently
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Make small marks into the surface of;
Score the clay before firing it
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Establish as the highest level or best performance;
Set a record
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Make underscoring marks
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Mark

Remove from a list;
Cross the name of the dead person off the list
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Mark

Put a check mark on or next to;
Please check each name on the list
Tick off the items
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Assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation;
Grade tests
Score the SAT essays
Mark homework
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Mark

Insert punctuation marks into
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A visible impression on a surface.
The chair left a mark on the carpet.
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A target or goal.
The athlete hit the mark with precision.
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FAQs

Is a "trace" typically hard to detect?

Yes, a "trace" is often minimal or faint, making it hard to detect.
Janet White
Oct 02, 2023

Is a "mark" often lasting?

Yes, a "mark" is often a lasting impression or sign.
Janet White
Oct 02, 2023

Does a "mark" imply a clear, visible sign?

Yes, a "mark" typically implies a clear, visible sign or impression.
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Is a "trace" often subtle or slight?

Yes, a "trace" often denotes a subtle or slight indication or amount.
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Can "mark" imply recognition or distinction?

Yes, making one's "mark" can imply earning recognition or distinction.
Aimie Carlson
Oct 02, 2023

Can "mark" represent a brand or identity?

Yes, a "mark" can represent a specific brand, identity, or symbol.
Harlon Moss
Oct 02, 2023

Can "mark" indicate intention or deliberateness?

Yes, making a "mark" often implies intention or deliberateness.
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Can "mark" refer to a grade or score?

Yes, "mark" can also refer to a grade or score indicating performance.
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Does "trace" involve tracking or discovering something?

Yes, "trace" often involves tracking or discovering signs or remnants of something.
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Does "mark" denote impact or effect?

Yes, "mark" can denote a noticeable impact, effect, or impression.
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Is "trace" associated with the process of discovery?

Yes, "trace" is closely associated with the process of discovery or detection.
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Can "trace" refer to a small amount of substance?

Yes, "trace" can refer to a very small amount or presence of a substance.
Harlon Moss
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Can "mark" be used as a verb?

Yes, "mark" can be used as a verb, as in marking a paper.
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Can "trace" be a visible sign left by something?

Yes, a "trace" can be a visible mark or impression left by something.
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Does "trace" require investigation or research?

Often, discovering a "trace" requires investigation or research.
Janet White
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Can "trace" be used in the context of lineage or ancestry?

Yes, one can "trace" lineage or ancestry by following family history.
Janet White
Oct 02, 2023

Can "trace" denote the act of following?

Yes, "trace" can denote the act of tracking or following signs or paths.
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Can a "mark" be made on various surfaces?

Yes, a "mark" can be made on various surfaces like paper, skin, or fabric.
Aimie Carlson
Oct 02, 2023

Can "trace" refer to an outline or contour?

Yes, "trace" can refer to the outline, contour, or line left by something.
Aimie Carlson
Oct 02, 2023

Can "mark" denote a target or goal?

Yes, "mark" can also denote a specific target, goal, or point of reference.
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