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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Financial regulators in Nordic countries have a long track record of sharing information with each other, according to Monique Melis, a managing director in Duff & Phelps LLC’s compliance and regulatory consulting practice. Kristin Broughton, WSJ, "Nordic, Baltic Regulators Agree to Share Info on Money-Laundering Threats," 15 May 2019 All of this adds up to a portrait of a very wealthy man who has a track record of engaging, not especially deftly, with the machinery that drives celebrity, power, and even national politics. Ben Widdicombe, Town & Country, "Why It Makes Perfect Sense That Billionaire Ron Burkle Would Buy The Enquirer," 11 Apr. 2019 What is clear: DeBoer has a track record of success. Michael Marot, The Seattle Times, "Coordinator change creates new wrinkles in Hoosiers offense," 11 Apr. 2019 Nikki has a strong track record of growing and supporting high-performing teams, and building a thriving, inclusive, entrepreneurial culture. Kara Swisher, Recode, "Uber has hired a former Expedia exec to head HR," 2 Oct. 2018 Although Disney has an enviable track record of producing shows and films that attract huge audiences, its attempt to build its own Netflix is risky. Michael Liedtke, The Seattle Times, "Disney unveils new streaming service to debut late this year," 14 Apr. 2019 Judge Kavanaugh's nomination continues President Trump's track record of appointing excellent judges who will interpret the law as it is written ... Jenny Hollander, Marie Claire, "Stacey Abrams on Why Survivors Don't Report—And Why We Must Believe Them Anyway," 25 Sep. 2018 Simon Cowell has a track record for being difficult to please, but a contestant on this season of America's Got Talent has turned the judge into one of his biggest fans. Eileen Reslen, Country Living, "'AGT' Judge Simon Cowell Makes a Plea to Garth Brooks to Write a Song for This Contestant," 5 Sep. 2018 The Seminole school is the only one in Central Florida with that 20-year track record and one of just 18 schools statewide. Leslie Postal,, "Florida school grades: 5 takeaways from 2018 report card," 29 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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to mark by some ceremony or observation

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