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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Finally, Apple’s watchOS 6 will add a new menstrual-cycle tracking feature and other health trackers. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "Apple's Week Was Dominated by WWDC, Regulators, and a Mac Surprise," 8 June 2019 Even with shaky compliance, the tracking pilot counted 98 overdoses in the first two months — and showed promise as a model the state could adopt as an opioid overdose early-warning system. Rebecca Lurye,, "Uptick in drug deaths coincides with start of statewide program to track opioid overdoses across Connecticut," 7 June 2019 Part of that was tracking down everyone in the waiting room within two hours of a measles patient. NBC News, "How measles detectives work to contain an outbreak," 7 June 2019 FitBit and Garmin watches introduced menstrual period tracking features within the last year. Madeline Purdue, USA TODAY, "Apple lets users track menstrual period cycles on Health app, Watch with software update," 7 June 2019 In an interview Friday, Public Counsel J.R. Kelly said his office’s priority is to secure new tracking procedures by FPL of its storm expenses. Marcia Heroux Pounds,, "Consumer advocate strikes deal with FPL over Hurricane Irma costs," 7 June 2019 Instead, the existence of the planets is calculated from indirect observations, such as measuring changes in host stars’ brightness or tracking little wobbles caused by the gravitational tug of the bodies orbiting them. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Astronomers Snap a Rare Picture of Two Baby Planets," 7 June 2019 In 2018, a few months before Beierle stood in that studio, the Southern Poverty Law Center added a new category to its tracking list of hate movements around the country: male supremacy. Steve Hendrix, Anchorage Daily News, "He always hated women. Then he decided to kill them.," 7 June 2019 Jefferson County sheriff's tracking dog teams led the search for them. Carol Robinson |,, "Suspect in Fairfield mall manager’s killing arrested after removing monitoring device, evading capture for 8 months," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of tracking

circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jun 2019

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The first known use of tracking was circa 1929

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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