score·card | \ˈskȯr-ˌkärd \

Definition of scorecard 

1 : a card for recording the score of a game

2 : a report or indication of the status, condition, or success of something or someone

Examples of scorecard in a Sentence

I always like to keep a scorecard when I watch a baseball game. The candidate rates highly on the magazine's legislative scorecard.

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But gridlock — Miami ranked fifth among U.S. cities on INRIX's 2017 traffic scorecard — may now provide the ammunition needed by county transportation officials who've been considering an expansion for the last decade. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "It was once part of the Everglades. Now Miami-Dade wants to use it for a highway," 8 June 2018 Each year, TVLine releases a scorecard for each TV show, determining which ones are safe and which ones are out the door. John-henry Perera, Houston Chronicle, "What TV shows are on shaky ground at the start of 2018?," 24 Jan. 2018 The positive scorecard indicates most of the banks are likely to win the Fed’s approval next week to increase dividends after a second round of results. Matt Murray, WSJ, "The 10-Point.," 22 June 2018 For Barrera, who trailed badly on the scorecards, the fight became a survival mission. Santos A. Perez, miamiherald, "Cuban-born Miami fighters unable to make boxing history in New York | Miami Herald," 4 Mar. 2018 So after signing his scorecard, signing autographs for fans and speaking with the news media, Mickelson spent 20 minutes rolling putts and hitting chips in front of his swing coach, Andrew Getson. Karen Crouse, New York Times, "Phil Mickelson, Hours From His 48th Birthday, Survives the U.S. Open Cut," 15 June 2018 Our scorecard shares a diverse set of information both positive and negative. Eric Barron, Washington Post, "After a fraternity death, a grieving father and Penn State’s president call for national action," 31 May 2018 All Pearland residents must display health inspection scorecards for public view beginning July 1 or face criminal charges, city officials announced recently. Jaimy Jones, Houston Chronicle, "City: Pearland restaurants will post health inspection scorecards or face fines," 28 June 2018 Department spokeswoman Stephanie Gostomski could not say Monday whether the agency checked the scorecards and score totals before awarding provisional licenses in November. Jackie Borchardt,, "Another error found in Ohio's medical marijuana cultivator scoring process," 30 Apr. 2018

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circa 1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of scorecard

: a card on which the score of a game or contest is recorded

: a report that gives information about the status, condition, or success of someone or something

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a state of commotion or excitement

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