track·ing | \ˈtra-kiŋ \

Definition of tracking 

: the assigning of students to a curricular track

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Examples of tracking in a Sentence

took a class in the tracking of game that the hunters' association offers

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Independent and regular monitoring and tracking for epidemic and pandemic risk is key to keeping biological threats on the agenda of global political leaders, experts say. Lena H. Sun,, "How prepared is the world for next epidemic? Tool shows most countries are not.," 22 June 2018 One recommendation was to establish a process for the tracking of discrimination complaints and a way to escalate them. Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, "Uber’s HR chief steps down after reportedly ignoring racial discrimination complaints," 11 July 2018 In the absence of government assistance, attorneys have developed their own ad hoc system of tracking down the children of their clients. Kevin Sieff,, "Chaos for separated families: 'The government wasn't thinking ... or they decided they just didn't care'," 22 June 2018 That's accurate enough, with satellite tracking and terminal guidance, to hit an aircraft carrier far offshore. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Navy’s F-35 doesn’t have range for real stealth strikes, House report says," 22 May 2018 LocationSmart allows location tracking of phones on networks including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "A Security Flaw in a Free Web Service Let Anyone Anonymously Track U.S. Cell Phones," 19 May 2018 Shippers have live visibility of the cargo through satellite tracking. Costas Paris, WSJ, "Cold Shipping in Hot Demand as the World Craves More Fresh Food," 29 Apr. 2018 Speaking on BT Sport after the match, (via the Express), Lampard criticised Lovren's tracking of Edin Dzeko who ran in behind the Croatian to collect a Radja Nainggolan pass before putting the ball past Loris Karius., "Frank Lampard Criticises Liverpool Defender After Edin Dzeko Goal in 5-2 Roma Win," 25 Apr. 2018 Couriers can use those assistance services to find the cars through satellite location-tracking and unlock the trunk. Nick Wingfield, New York Times, "Amazon Tries a New Delivery Spot: Your Car," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of tracking

circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tracking was circa 1929

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evasion of direct action or statement

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