track record

noun

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.

Recent Examples on the Web

The American president, who now has a track record of crashing into global forums with a torrent of tweets, complaints and bombast, arrived on Saturday for the Group of Seven summit here. Anchorage Daily News, "With the global economy slowing and the U.S.-China trade war escalating, Trump arrives at G-7 with a list of grievances," 24 Aug. 2019 That said, the league has a track record of waiting to punish players who are arrested for possession of cocaine until their legal proceedings are complete. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "The Consequences Patrick Chung Could Face For His Felony Cocaine Charge," 22 Aug. 2019 Jill Anna Ponasik, who has a track record of staging clever, small-footprint productions, directs Skylight Music Theatre's take on this classic American musical. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Hamilton' and 23 other shows to see during Milwaukee's 2019 performing arts season," 15 Aug. 2019 Connect with and learn from someone who has a great track record of accomplishment in your field. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive.com, "Horoscope for Aug. 13, 2019: Happy birthday Debi Mazar; Leo, pitch in and do your part," 13 Aug. 2019 Apple has a track record of opposing right to repair laws, The company frames it as a matter of consumer trust rather than revenue. Kate Cox, Ars Technica, "Apple locks new iPhone batteries to prevent third-party repair, report says," 8 Aug. 2019 Boyd, of course, doesn't have the track record of those players. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "MLB front offices expose Detroit Tigers' trade deadline mistakes," 4 Aug. 2019 Methadone, used to treat opioid addiction since the 1960s, has a long track record of effectiveness. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "In a flash of clarity, lives marred by drugs find meaning," 27 July 2019 The award-winning entrepreneur has a long track record of collaborating with others to create new and innovative ways to connect with Black folks in Wisconsin. Kynala Phillips, Essence, "Community Designs Permanent Home For Progress Center For Black Women," 24 July 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'track record.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

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)

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about track record

Statistics for track record

Last Updated

11 Sep 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for track record

The first known use of track record was in 1952

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for track record

track record

noun

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

Comments on track record

What made you want to look up track record? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

authorized for issue (as a bond)

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!