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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Air traffic is being rerouted with greater spacing between planes, the agency said: LaGuardia Airport underwent a ground delay on Friday morning, per the FAA's tracking tool. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Major Airports Face Staffing Shortages and Delays Amid Government Shutdown," 25 Jan. 2019 This provides eye tracking as well as presence detection. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Lenovo's Yoga S940 intros Smart Assist eye-tracking, noise filtering, and a glass-wrapped display," 8 Jan. 2019 This is different from Hollywood studios with theatrical releases, whose box office numbers are certified by authoritative box office tracking firms. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "Netflix says over 45 million accounts watched Bird Box — here’s what that means," 30 Dec. 2018 But today, Musk said the only vehicles that would enter his tunnels in the future would be autonomous electric vehicles with deployable tracking wheels. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Ars takes a first tour of the length of The Boring Company’s test tunnel," 19 Dec. 2018 Our very first story was really only about online tracking. Eric Johnson, Recode, "It may be ‘data journalism,’ but Julia Angwin’s new site the Markup is nothing like FiveThirtyEight," 27 Sep. 2018 Washington region has seen 143 homicides so far this year, according to a tracking done by The Washington Post. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, "Second man arrested and charged in fatal stabbing in D.C.," 12 July 2018 The interesting hook with the Vive Pro Eye is the inclusion of eye-tracking. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "HTC reveals two new VR headsets, the untethered Vive Cosmos and gaze-tracking Vive Pro Eye," 7 Jan. 2019 Within two days of sleep tracking, the app gave me suggestion cards on how to improve my sleep, all of which were actually helpful. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Huawei Watch GT review: When hardware and software don’t mesh," 16 Dec. 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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