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trace back

v.
1. To ascertain the successive stages in the development or progress of something by reasoning backward from an effect to a cause: We traced our family history back 200 years. Skepticism as a philosophical movement can be traced back to Sextus Empiricus.
2. To derive from something or someone: The counterfeit drugs traced back to an American expatriate. Many English words trace back to Greek or Latin.
See also: back, trace
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MTIs roots trace back to 1986 when Bob Lipic, president and chief executive officer, and two business partners purchased Drillex Industrial - a supplier of drilling equipment and drilling tools for the mining industry.
The trace back leads to a dead end within the United States.
The combined solution will provide growers, shippers and retailers with instant trace back, easy trace forward, and integrated cold chain monitoring linked to the unit level, with all information accessible via an online portal.
Tri-R has steadily expanded the geographic range in which it operates, but its roots trace back to David Powelson's desire to start a one-stop neighborhood recycling center.
And the firearms can also trace back to legitimate gun dealers who sold a firearm to a ``straw purchaser'' who in turn handed the gun over to a criminal.
Our origins trace back to the BTC technology incubator ten years ago, and Third Frontier funding from the State in collaboration with OSU BioMedical Informatics was critical to our success.
The company's origins trace back to 1928 to a horse-drawn wagon led through the streets of Kansas City and surrounding areas by the late Harry G.
Some of the partygoers at the 25th annual California Lutheran University Scandinavian Festival may not have realized it, but their ancestral roots might trace back to the once-maligned people.
TSX: MFI), to assist with the further development and commercialization of Maple Leaf's DNA traceability program, a porcine traceability system to genetically trace back any pork product to its farm of origin by means of the Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP)-based (DNA) test.
A lot of incidents like this often trace back to financial problems, and it's usually the man,'' said Robert J.
Advanced ID Corporation products provide reliable and cost effective solutions for identification and trace back of livestock throughout the live animal supply chain.
The results will direct drill investigation of these possible paleo-drainage channels in order to trace back secondary deposits of KIM and diamond to their source kimberlite(s).
RFID provides a means for positive identification and trace back of animals or objects that have been identified with a microchip.
CALGARY, Alberta -- Advanced ID Corporation (OTCBB: AIDO), a complete solutions provider in the radio frequency identification (RFID) and traceability market for the animal industry, will assist the Colorado Department of Agriculture's efforts to eradicate Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) by providing its RFID technology for the identification and trace back of elk.
Prior to Go-Trace, this was a painful process that was time consuming and nearly impossible to accurately trace back or report.