tracking

noun
track·​ing | \ ˈtra-kiŋ How to pronounce tracking (audio) \

Definition of tracking

1 : the assigning of students to a curricular track
2 : the standard distance between adjacent characters (as in composed text) : letterspacing — compare kerning

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Examples of tracking in a Sentence

took a class in the tracking of game that the hunters' association offers
Recent Examples on the Web For The Fourth-Most No. 1 Hot 100 Debuts Of All TimeBy Hugh McIntyre Before this frame, the title that sold the most copies on vinyl in a single week since tracking properly began in 1991 was Jack White’s Lazaretto. Hugh Mcintyre, Forbes, 7 June 2021 More than two months ago, mortgage rates hit 2.65%, which was the lowest since tracking began in 1971. Cleveland Business Journal, cleveland, 7 June 2021 The intelligent tracking is our favorite feature, but the cute design doesn't hurt. Louryn Strampe, Wired, 9 May 2021 The tracking and selling of online user behavior is a core business for many of the world’s largest tech firms. Chase Difeliciantonio, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 May 2021 His ball-tracking is solid, but his hands are very average. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 27 Apr. 2021 Those with a current Nest Hub don’t need to rush and get it, unless sleep tracking and gesture control are must-haves. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, 30 Mar. 2021 Parents were told to use foil to get imprints of their kids’ footprints so tracking would be easier. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Mar. 2021 McMahan’s vocal tracking for the album was also particularly fraught. Hank Shteamer, Rolling Stone, 25 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of tracking

circa 1929, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of tracking was circa 1929

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Last Updated

10 Jun 2021

Cite this Entry

“Tracking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tracking. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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