2016年5月30日 星期一

roots, trace, royalty, whereabouts, traceability

The company also said it has removed traces of the ad online and hopes "that internet users and media will not continue to circulate it."
Since being posted on YouTube by an independent person Thursday, the ad has nearly 7 million views.

Also unknown Tuesday were the whereabouts of Mr. Stanford -- or Sir Allen, as he became known after the Antiguan prime minister knighted him.
Recalling the Spark That Led to the Flame
Li Ning, above, who lit the Olympic torch at the opening ceremony, is among China’s sporting royalty and traces his roots to 1984, when he won six medals.

F.B.I. Will Present Scientific Evidence in Anthrax Case to Counter Doubts

Officials have decided to make their first detailed public presentation next week on the forensic science used to trace the anthrax used in the 2001 attacks.

Taiwanto introduce pig tracking system by June
PigProgress.net - Doetinchem,Gelderland,Netherlan ds
A pig traceability system will be introduced by the end of June inTaiwan. The system will be part of the country's efforts to prevent sick and dead animals...

Bertelsmann's decision to put a German printing executive at the helm of its Random House book-publishing unit underlines a cultural shift at Europe's largest media company, as it moves back to its earthier roots.

Harry’s weird psychic connection with Voldemort (symbolized by the lightning-bolt forehead scar he bears as a result of the Dark Lord’s attack on him as a baby) seems to have grown stronger too, giving him clues to Voldemort’s actions and whereabouts, even as it lures him ever closer to the dark side.

whereabouts Show phonetics
━━ ad., n. どの辺に[で]; ((単複両扱い)) 居所, ありか, ゆくえ (The escaped prisoner's ~ is [are] still unknown).

group noun [U]
the place where a person or thing is:
Trupin is thought to be in the Caribbean, although his exact whereabouts are/is a mystery.

whereabouts Show phonetics
Whereabouts in (= In what part of) Madrid do you live?
Whereabouts (= In what area) is your office, then?

roots Show phonetics
plural nounorigins:
The city of Tours can trace its roots back to Roman times.

trace (FIND)
verb [T]
1 to find someone or something that was lost:
The police are trying to trace the mother of a newborn baby found abandoned outside a hospital.
Attempts to trace the whereabouts of a man seen leaving the scene of the crime have so far been unsuccessful.
Their missing daughter was finally traced to (= found in) Manchester.

2 to find the origin of something:
The phone company were unable to trace the call.
No one has yet been able to trace the source of the rumour.

3 to discover the cause or origin of something by examining the way in which it has developed:
The outbreak of food poisoning was traced to some contaminated shellfish.
The practice of giving eggs at Easter can be traced back to festivals in ancient China.
Rivalries between the gangs can be traced back to (= first happened in) the 1950s in some black and Hispanic neighbourhoods.

4 to describe the way in which something has developed:
The film traces the events leading up to the Russian Revolution in 1917.

1 [C or U] a sign that something has happened or existed:
He attempted to cover up all the traces of his crime.
When she moved out, she left no trace of having been there.
My wallet has been missing for several days and I can't find any trace of it.
He seems to have vanished without (a) trace (= No one knows where he is).

2 [C] an act of finding information about something electronically, or the record of the information found in this way:
The phone company put a trace on the call.

possible to trace:
In theory, most telephone calls should be traceable.
His medical problems were shown to be traceable to (= to have been caused by) his having been exposed to dangerous chemicals.


1A mark, object, or other indication of the existence or passing of something:remove all traces of the old adhesive[MASS NOUN]: the aircraft disappeared without trace
1.1A line or pattern displayed by an instrument to show the existence or nature of something which is being recorded or measured.
1.2A physical change in the brain presumed to be caused by a process of learning ormemory.
2A very small quantity, especially one too small to be accurately measured:his body contained traces of amphetamines[AS MODIFIER]: trace quantities of PCBs
2.1barely discernible indication of something:just a trace of a smile
3procedure to investigate the source of something, such as the place from which atelephone call was made:we’ve got a trace on the call
4North American & West Indian A path or track.
5A line which represents the projection of a curve or surface on a plane or the intersectionof a curve or surface with a plane.
6Mathematics The sum of the elements in the principal diagonal of a square matrix.



Pronunciation: /treɪsəˈbɪlɪti/ 

Example sentences
  • Minister Joe Walsh described NSIS as a most important development in progressing animal identification and traceability in Ireland.
  • He said sheep tagging and traceability will assist in resolving illegal movements but the reality is that tagging in itself will not apprehend and root out rogue dealers.
  • They include traceability, safe farm practices, prudent use of antibiotics and chemicals, pasteurisation and meat contamination.
產品可追溯性;manufacturing record(製造履歷/生產履歷);台灣的「食品履歷」或「產銷履歷」制

royal Show phonetics
1 (WRITTEN ABBREVIATION R) belonging or connected to a king or queen or a member of their family:
the royal family
a royal visit

2 good or excellent, as if intended for or typical of royalty:
The team was given a royal reception/welcome.

3 MAINLY US big or great:
a royal pain/a royal mess

royal Show phonetics
noun [C usually plural] INFORMAL
a member of the royal family:
The press follow the royals everywhere.

royalist Show phonetics
noun [C]
a person who supports a ruling king or queen or who believes that a king or queen should rule their country

royalist Show phonetics
royalist sympathies

royalty Show phonetics
group noun [U]
the people who belong to the family of a king and queen:
She believes she's related to royalty.
See also royalty.



IN BRIEF: adv. - Near what place.

名・副 whereabouts
About where; in, at, or near what location: Whereabouts do you live?
n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Approximate location: Her whereabouts are still unknown.


  • ascertain the whereabouts of missing child
  • 行方不明{ゆくえ ふめい}になっている子供の居場所{いばしょ}を突き止める
  • conceal one's whereabouts
  • 所在をくらます、跡をくらます
  • confirm the whereabouts of Japanese who may have been hurt in the incidents
  • 事故{じこ}で傷を負った可能性{かのうせい}のある日本人{にほんじん}の所在{しょざい}を確認{かくにん}する
  • confirm the whereabouts of the missing
  • 行方不明者{ゆくえ ふめいしゃ}の所在{しょざい}を確認{かくにん}する
  • determine the whereabouts of
  • 〜の所在{しょざい}を割り出す