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Definition of "tracking" []

  • The placing of students in any of several courses of study according to ability, achievement, or needs. Also called ability grouping. (noun)
  • A control mechanism that adjusts that lateral pressure of a phonograph needle as it tracks in a groove. (noun)
  • A control mechanism that adjusts the position of a magnetic tape as it moves across magnetic heads, as in a VCR. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tracking" in a sentence
  • "When does Rogers give you the tracking information? iphone 3gswith Fido, they can give an update & tracking# if you call them."
  • "There is another on the other side, what we call a tracking satellite."
  • "Mahn explained what he referred to as a "tracking error" between the underlying oil market and the ETFs that "purport to track them in some manner," which have left many advisors and investors bewildered and frustrated."