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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The Vive Focus’s hand tracking does seem harder to fool. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "HTC Vive Focus hands-on impressions: No-PC, no-wires VR at a too-steep price," 9 Nov. 2018 Banks say the information lets them better price their research products, but the tracking has rankled some clients who don’t want to be watched. Telis Demos, WSJ, "Wall Street Analysts Are Now Selling More Data, Less Analysis," 7 Nov. 2018 Each suspension of Ebola containment work affects both vaccinations and the tracking of contacts of infected people. Cara Anna, The Seattle Times, "Health workers in Congo’s Ebola outbreak attacked weekly," 22 Oct. 2018 The two companies doing the most tracking were found to be Google and Facebook. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Firefox To Block Third-Party Trackers That Harvest Your Data and Slow Down Your Internet," 31 Aug. 2018 The tracking of the Wildfire charges were not an aberration. Alexandra Kukulka,, "When using village credit cards, Glenview officials often fail to properly track meal purchases, records show," 25 June 2018 Verizon says their contract was approved only for the location tracking of outside mobile phones called by prison inmates. Frank Bajak, USA TODAY, "Verizon, AT&T halt practice of selling cell phone owners' location to data brokers," 19 June 2018 But the bill doesn’t say how to manage the tracking of students after graduation or repaying of money. Rachel Leingang, azcentral, "Remember Gov. Ducey's 'free college for teachers' plan? Here's what actually happened," 18 June 2018 The University of Cincinnati is heading the tracking and research on the Hamilton County project. Terry Demio,, "Huge Narcan influx, treatment boost contributes to OD death drop in Hamilton County," 14 June 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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