track·​ing ˈtra-kiŋ How to pronounce tracking (audio)
: the assigning of students to a curricular track
: 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 There have been several cases involving people using the tiny Apple tracking devices to keep tabs on their exes. Lauren Feiner, The Verge, 5 June 2024 Police said detectives then found a GPS tracking device on the woman’s car with account information connected to Bustin. Lauren Liebhaber, Miami Herald, 4 June 2024 He was arrested the following month after a tracking device placed on his Kia Soul recorded his movements in forestland between Redding and Susanville. Jason Green, The Mercury News, 30 May 2024 Amazon says its pilots will actively monitor and control its Prime Air drones using other tracking tech once the drones are out of sight, and has tested its drones around planes, helicopters, and even a hot air balloon in flight. Kate Irwin, PCMAG, 30 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for tracking 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1929, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tracking was circa 1929

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“Tracking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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