(IEEE) (1) A record of the execution of a computer program, showing the sequence of instructions executed, the names and values of variables, or both. Types include execution trace, retrospective trace, subroutine trace, symbolic trace, variable trace. (2) To produce a record as in (1). (3) To establish a relationship between two or more products of the development process; e.g., to establish the relationship between a given requirement and the design element that implements that requirement.
monitor that stops execution momentarily, reports the current program location, then continues target program execution. You can specify whether a trace is in effect at every source statement, at every instruction, or only at routine entry and/or exit points.