Definitions for tracker
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a pair of parallel lines of rails with their crossties, on which a railroad train, trolley, or the like runs.
a wheel rut.
evidence, as a mark or a series of marks, that something has passed.
Usu., tracks. footprints or other marks left by an animal, person, or vehicle.
a path made or beaten by or as if by the feet of people or animals; trail.
a course or route followed; line of travel.
a course of action, conduct, or procedure.
a series or sequence of events or ideas.
a caterpillar tread.
a course laid out for running or racing. the group of sports performed on such a course, as running or hurdling, as distinguished from field events. both track and field events as a whole.
a band of recorded sound laid along the length of a magnetic tape. a discrete, separate recording that is combined with other parts of a musical recording to produce the final aural version.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Hi-Fi and Audio
Ref: band2 (def. 5). 2 6
the distance between the centers of the treads of either the front or rear wheels of a motor vehicle.
one of a number of concentric rings on the surface of a floppy disk, or other computer storage medium, along which data are recorded.
tracks,Slang. needle marks on the skin of a drug user caused by habitual injections.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)
a metal strip or rail along which something, as lighting or a curtain, can be mounted or moved.
a study program or level of curriculum to which a student is assigned on the basis of aptitude or need; academic course or path.
(v.t.)to follow or pursue the track, traces, or footprints of.
to follow (a track, course, etc.).
to leave footprints on (often fol. by up):
to track the floor with muddy shoes.
to make a trail of footprints with (dirt, snow, or the like).
to monitor the course or path of (an aircraft, satellite, star, etc.), as by radar or radio signals.
to follow the course of progress of; keep track of.
(v.i.)to follow or pursue a track or trail.
to run in the same track, as the wheels of a vehicle.
to be in alignment, as one gearwheel with another.
to have a specified span between wheels or runners.
to follow the undulations in the grooves of a phonograph record.
Category: Hi-Fi and Audio
track down, to pursue until caught or captured; follow.
Category: Verb Phrase
Idioms for track:
keep track,to remain aware; keep informed.
lose track,to fail to keep informed; neglect to keep a record.
make tracks,Informal.to hurry.
off the track,departing from the objective or the subject at hand; astray.
on the track of,in search or pursuit of; close upon.
the wrong (or right ) side of the tracks,the unfashionable, unacceptable (or fashionable, acceptable) part of a city or other community.
Origin of track:
1425–75; late ME trak (n.) < MF trac, perh. < ON trathk trodden spot; cf. Norw trakke to trample; akin to tread
someone who tracks down game
One who, or that which, tracks or pursues, as a man or dog that follows game.
In the organ, a light strip of wood connecting (in path) a key and a pallet, to communicate motion by pulling.
A type of computer software for composing music by aligning samples on parallel timelines.
A musician who writes music in a tracker.
A computer program that monitors something.
A tracker mortgage.
one who, or that which, tracks or pursues, as a man or dog that follows game
in the organ, a light strip of wood connecting (in path) a key and a pallet, to communicate motion by pulling
Music trackers are a type of music sequencer software used to create music. They represent music tracks as an arrangement of discrete musical notes positioned in one of several channels, at discrete chronological positions on a timeline. The file format used for saving songs is called a module file. A music tracker's musical interface is traditionally numeric: both notes and parameter changes, effects and other commands are entered with the keyboard into a grid of fixed time slots as codes consisting of letters, numbers and hexadecimal digits. Separate patterns have independent timelines; a complete song consists of a master list of repeated and concatenated patterns. Recent trackers have departed from module file limitations and advantages, adding other options both to the sound synthesis and to the sequencing, effectively becoming general purpose sequencers with a different user interface.
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