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.
Recent Examples on the Web But, of course, socialism doesn’t have a good track record. Paul Adler, The Conversation, "Sanders called JPMorgan’s CEO America’s ‘biggest corporate socialist’ – here’s why he has a point," 6 Feb. 2020 Buyers are looking for 2021 Oscar bait, and Sundance boasts an impressive track record on the doc front, having premiered three of this year's five feature nominees: American Factory, The Edge of Democracy and Honeyland. Tatiana Siegel, The Hollywood Reporter, "Sundance Deals: Buyers Bullish as Docs Flex Their Muscles," 3 Feb. 2020 OLEDs are known for this, and LG has an excellent track record of delivering some of the best pictures on the market. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "Save on this 55-inch AI ThinQ 4K TV from LG," 11 Dec. 2019 But Lindelof has an indisputable track record of being able to build engrossing worlds that ask massive philosophical questions, and last night's Watchmen premiere indicates that viewers have another highly dissectible and discussable journey ahead. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "Watchmen on HBO trades the Cold War for the culture war, keeps superheroes," 21 Oct. 2019 Apple also has an uneven track record of pulling more revenue out of those billion pockets. Washington Post, "Not All Apple Services, or Profits, Are Created Equal," 24 Sep. 2019 With an enviable track record in financial technology working with companies including Paypal and Standard Bank, Agboola co-founded Flutterwave alongside Iyin Aboyeji, one of Africa’s most prominent tech founders. Quartz Staff, Quartz Africa, "Quartz Africa Innovators 2019: leading the change for Africa’s future," 19 Sep. 2019 By David Goldman, CNN Business (CNN) — The Dow fell more than 600 points Wednesday after the bond market, for the first time in over a decade, flashed a warning signal that has an eerily accurate track record for predicting recessions. Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Dow falls more than 600 points after disturbing warning," 14 Aug. 2019 All seems to be fine right now for the Nets, but Irving’s track record suggests that as the losses pile up, there will be more flare-ups. New York Times, "The Good, the Bad and the Bizarre for the Knicks and the Nets," 24 Jan. 2020

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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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The first known use of track record was in 1952

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13 Feb 2020

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“Track record.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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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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