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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But for investors hoping to expand and rake in more cash — or for investors with a spotty track record, and who are therefore more desperate — the Saudi funds are some of the biggest pools of capital around. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "Why Silicon Valley investors just can’t quit Saudi money," 25 Oct. 2018 Natural gas pipeline companies have a long standing track record of reliable service, and are dedicated to meeting the highest industry and federal standards for safety, security and resilience, ensuring the flow of natural gas. Don Santa, Houston Chronicle, "Commentary: Administration’s action on coal, nuclear solves a problem that doesn’t exist," 5 July 2018 The week-plus-long tournament is typically held in late September, and consists of 16 teams with the best track records from across FIBA's four regions: Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "The USA Basketball Women's National Team Is Currently Vying For Its Third Consecutive World Cup Victory," 24 Sep. 2018 Frankly, Connie’s abilities and track record compelled us to do this. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "Silicon Valley needs to figure out how to promote women and people of color. Andreessen Horowitz is doing that by changing one of its founding rules.," 17 July 2018 Theatrical breakout potential for Volcano will depend on astute marketing, but timely political subtext and an Oscar-friendly track record should help. Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Volcano': Film Review | Karlovy Vary 2018," 13 July 2018 But after years on the D.C. court of appeals, what is his originalist and constitutional's track record is fairly extensive and fairly robust. Fox News, "Sekulow: Kavanaugh will be a brilliant Supreme Court justice," 10 July 2018 Speed, vision, endurance, technique, mindset, game IQ and a track record of delivering goals and setting her teammates up to score — Rydberg checks off every box. C.r. Walker,, "Carrying the torch: St. Charles North's Hailey Rydberg named the 2018 Courier-News Girls Soccer Player of the Year," 3 July 2018 Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, Robert Wilkie, has a long past in Republican politics and a long track record of working on veterans’ issues. Jane Coaston, Vox, "Trump’s pick to run the VA was an outspoken supporter of Confederate memorials," 26 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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