(noun, verb)


1. (television) The period when the beam of the cathode-ray tube returns to its initial horizontal position in order to start the next line of the display.


1. to go back over again

- we retraced the route we took last summer

Similar word(s): trace

Definition categories: motion, return

2. reassemble mentally

Similar word(s): construct, reconstruct

Definition categories: cognition, conjecture, hypothecate, hypothesise, hypothesize, speculate, suppose, theorise, theorize

Sentences with retrace as a verb:

- He retraced his steps, and found his keys where he had dropped them.