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.
Recent Examples on the Web Red-Horse Mohl, a long-time executive working in impact finance and a lecturer in social entrepreneurship at Stanford University, has a track record of working with Tribal governments to manage their sovereign wealth. Elizabeth MacBride, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Britons who were unfamiliar with Mr. Zucker’s track record have received a crash course this week in the pages of London newspapers, which have chronicled every twist of The Telegraph saga with their signature irreverence. Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times, 30 Nov. 2023 Project our track record of conservation success into the future. Andrew McKean, Outdoor Life, 30 Nov. 2023 Additionally, the regional carrier Hawaiian Airlines has long had a track record of the lowest delays on both ends this time of year over the last decade. Rachel Chang, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 Nov. 2023 There were also questions about what Shear’s track record at Twitch might indicate about his leadership at OpenAI. Amit Katwala, WIRED, 20 Nov. 2023 The San Diego County District Attorney’s office and our local police and sheriff departments all have a troubling track record of perpetuating anti-Black tropes by painting Black women as threats and using harmful stereotypes to undermine their leadership and political campaigns. Geneviéve Jones-Wright, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Nov. 2023 Elanco plays a big role, so their track record and future plans matter. Bypeter Vanham, Fortune, 9 Nov. 2023 Actors flock to work with Todd Haynes, a filmmaker with an impeccable track record who has made a habit of drawing some of the greatest performances out of actors who already boast impressive credits, but also for discovering newer talent. Jenelle Riley, Variety, 17 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History


track entry 1 (track-and-field sports)

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of track record was in 1952

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“Track record.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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