In graphics, to create a path around the contour or outline of an object or shape. Tracing can either be done by hand (such as using translucent tracing paper to redraw an image) or by computer (such as the process of creating a vector graphic from a bit map. See also Autotrace.
[A computer diagnostic technique which allows an examination of a storage disk or of the result of each processing step.
Capture utility in which every byte of data involved in file transfer between two devices is captured in readable form. All data, including control codes, text, and encoded data are captured.]