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

Examples of tracking in a Sentence

took a class in the tracking of game that the hunters' association offers
Recent Examples on the Web The legislation would mandate the tracking and recording of crimes committed using social media. Ben Goggin, NBC News, 5 Aug. 2022 And average daily deaths are at 438, according to data tracking by The New York Times. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 29 July 2022 The law restricts the tracking and targeting of those younger than 13. Cristiano Lima, Washington Post, 27 July 2022 While coyotes typically live in pairs or packs, about one-third live alone, according to radio collar tracking by the local Urban Coyote Research Project. Robert Mccoppin, Chicago Tribune, 26 July 2022 According to political ad tracking by AdImpact, Republicans have spent more than $40.6 million on television advertisements mentioning inflation this year that have so far aired 127,000 times. Sarah Ewall-wice, CBS News, 25 July 2022 Radar tracking of the storm shows it’s moving east at about 40 mph, according to the NWS. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 24 July 2022 Here’s a look at the exceptions, according to tracking by the Alabama Department of Revenue. Leada Gore |, al, 14 July 2022 Other platforms, including many of the data platforms such as Crunchbase, as well as some of the more niche providers have also increased their tracking of family office investment activity. Francois Botha, Forbes, 2 July 2022 See More

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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

9 Aug 2022

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“Tracking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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