Definition of ray-trace in English:

ray-trace

verb

  • 1with object Optics. To calculate the path taken by a ray of light in passing through (an optical system) or in forming (an image).

  • 2with object Computing. To use ray tracing to generate (an image) or an image of (an object).

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Applied Optics. From ray + trace, after ray tracing.

Pronunciation

ray-trace

/ˈreɪtreɪs/