track record


Definition of track record 

: a record of past performance often taken as an indicator of likely future performance

Examples of track record in a Sentence

These stocks have a proven track record.

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What does seem clear is that a group with a track record for successful sabotage campaigns is targeting a new group of companies in a variety of countries. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Hackers who sabotaged the Olympic games return for more mischief," 19 June 2018 Loftus-Cheek is sensible to keep his options open given Chelsea's poor track record for providing academy graduates with a chance to shine., "England Star Ruben Loftus-Cheek Issues Chelsea With a Warning Ahead of Next Season," 10 June 2018 New Jersey has been gradually raising its pension fund contributions thanks to new funding policies, but the report notes that full funding will be a challenge, citing the state’s weak track record for making annual required contributions. Jonathan Sperling, Fortune, "Some State Pension Funds May Collapse In Economic Downturn," 29 May 2018 Her latest songwriting collaborators — including Max Martin and Shellback — have proven track records for commercial success and creating earworm-worthy pop anthems, but not for innovation or risk-taking. George Varga,, "Pink, 17 years into her solo career, bringing her 'Beautiful Trauma' and soaring show to San Diego," 22 May 2018 Even states that don't have the best track record for sending women to high lawmaking positions saw significant strides. Eugene Scott, Washington Post, "Women won a bunch of primaries on Tuesday. Will that mean more women heading to Congress?," 9 May 2018 Sasha Risenhoover set a track record for most wins in a single season by a female jockey at Lone Star Park with 47, easily erasing the previous mark of 33, set by Deirdra Panas in 2001. David Humphrey, star-telegram, "Lone Star Park opens season with new money," 19 Apr. 2018 Fruits and vegetables already have a proven track record in lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke. CBS News, "Multivitamins a waste of money for heart health, researchers say," 10 July 2018 Maybe that’s where the line is drawn; not at child molestation, but at a proven track record of success. Will Leitch, Daily Intelligencer, "The Sports World Needs Its #MeToo Moment," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of track record

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for track record

track entry 1 (track-and-field sports)

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English Language Learners Definition of track record

: the things that someone or something has done or achieved in the past regarded especially as a way to judge what that person or thing is likely to do in the future

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