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TRACER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tracer mean? 

TRACER (noun)
  The noun TRACER has 4 senses:

1. an investigator who is employed to find missing persons or missing goods
2. an instrument used to make tracings
3. (radiology) any radioactive isotope introduced into the body to study metabolism or other biological processes
4. ammunition whose flight can be observed by a trail of smoke

  Familiarity information: TRACER used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRACER (noun)


Sense 1tracer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An investigator who is employed to find missing persons or missing goods

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("tracer" is a kind of...):

detective; investigator; police detective; tec (a police officer who investigates crimes)


Sense 2tracer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An instrument used to make tracings

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("tracer" is a kind of...):

instrument (a device that requires skill for proper use)


Sense 3tracer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(radiology) any radioactive isotope introduced into the body to study metabolism or other biological processes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("tracer" is a kind of...):

radioisotope (a radioactive isotope of an element; produced either naturally or artificially)

Domain category:

radiology (the branch of medical science dealing with the medical use of X-rays or other penetrating radiation)


Sense 4tracer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ammunition whose flight can be observed by a trail of smoke

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

tracer bullet; tracer

Hypernyms ("tracer" is a kind of...):

ammo; ammunition (projectiles to be fired from a gun)


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