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

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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In the absence of government assistance, lawyers have developed their own ad hoc system of tracking down the children of their clients. Kevin Sieff,, "A chaotic attempt to reunite parents with their children," 22 June 2018 Newsletter Sign-up This year, his staff will finish the transition to in-house software for all its e-commerce platforms, after developing new software for inventory tracking. Sara Castellanos, WSJ, "Dick’s Tech Chief Goes All Out on In-House Software," 26 Mar. 2019 There is a fine line between mindful tracking and dedication to your health, and obsessiveness, over-exercise, and chronically standing on the scale. SELF, "It Took Me Years to Separate Working Out from Trying to Lose Weight. Here's How I Did It," 25 Mar. 2019 Create programs to explore new technologies for fighting wildfire, like drones and GPS tracking. Evan Bush, The Seattle Times, "Here’s what the massive public-lands bill means for conservation, climate change in Washington state," 12 Feb. 2019 Meanwhile, an Israeli F-35 Joint Strike Fighter mysteriously popped up on an aircraft flight tracking website, a strange development considering the stealthy aircraft is normally undetectable. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Israel Shoots Down Syrian Attack Jet," 24 July 2018 British storm tracking website Tropical Storm Risk listed Maria as a Category 3 typhoon on Tuesday on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the strongest. Fox News, "Taiwan orders evacuations as season's 1st typhoon approaches," 10 July 2018 The flight tracking website’s interactive map using real-time weather and flight data was largely green this morning, meaning there are few delays and cancellations. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "Fourth of July travel: Here's what you can expect today," 3 July 2018 Already Friday, more than 1,850 flights have been canceled in the U.S., with the majority of those — more than 800 — occurring at O'Hare, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Drivers warned about hazardous road conditions as snow ends," 8 Feb. 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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to affect and impair by alcohol or a drug

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