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.

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However, one royal in particular, Queen Letizia of Spain, has a proven track record for finding the best affordable pieces to supplement her designer wardrobe. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Queen Letizia Wore a Stunning Zara Jumpsuit That Set Her Back Just $20," 31 Jan. 2019 Each cover felt like a lodestar for an industry that has an uncomfortably long track record of being inspired by trends black women start, but rarely get credit for. Marjon Carlos, Glamour, "September's Black Fashion Cover Stars Reveal More Than Just Style," 8 Aug. 2018 Trump passed over finalists that included transplanted Kentuckian Amul Thapar, who experts say lacked the long conservative track record of some of his competitors and has credentials that aren't quite as sterling. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, "President Trump passes over Kentuckian Amul Thapar for Supreme Court," 9 July 2018 Asking a movie for historical accuracy is an invitation to disappointment, and flicks set during medieval times have especially bad track records. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "'Outlaw King' vs. 'Braveheart': Which Movie Gets Scotland Right?," 13 Nov. 2018 Such campaigns have an astounding track record, sometimes winning concessions within days. Kelsey Piper, Vox, "2018’s big wins — and big losses — for animals," 24 Dec. 2018 The company has already forged an impressive track record with serials such as Bookburners, The Witch Who Came In From The Cold, and others. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Two unlikely cops are paired up to solve murders in a war-torn Tokyo in Ninth Step Station," 8 Dec. 2018 Jose Mourinho's methods have an undeniable proven track record that has improved United's standing in the league since arriving in 2016. SI.com, "Substance Over Style: Why 'Pretty' Football Won't Fix Manchester United's Problems," 11 June 2018 The House Oversight committee has a track record of investigating issues of national significance under leadership from both parties. Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, The Seattle Times, "House Dems announce sweeping investigation of drug pricing," 14 Jan. 2019

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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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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

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