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ˈtræk ɪŋtrack·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trailing, trackingnoun

    the pursuit (of a person or animal) by following tracks or marks they left behind

Webster Dictionary

  1. tracking

    of Track

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  1. Tracking

    Tracking in hunting and ecology is the science and art of observing animal tracks and other signs, with the goal of gaining understanding of the landscape and the animal being tracked. A further goal of tracking is the deeper understanding of the systems and patterns that make up the environment surrounding and incorporating the tracker. The practice of tracking may focus on, but is not limited to, the patterns and systems of the local animal life and ecology. Trackers must be able to recognize and follow animals through their tracks, signs, and trails, also known as spoor. Spoor may include tracks, scat, feathers, kills, scratching posts, trails, drag marks, sounds, scents, marking posts, the behavior of other animals, habitat cues, and any other clues about the identity and whereabouts of the quarry. The skilled tracker is able to discern these clues, recreate what transpired on the landscape, and make predictions about the quarry. The tracker may attempt to predict the current location of the quarry and follow the quarry's spoor to that location, in an activity known as trailing. Prehistoric hunters used tracking principally to gather food. Even in historic times, tracking has been traditionally practiced by the majority of tribal people all across the world. The military and intelligence agencies also use tracking to find enemy combatants in the bush, land, sea, and desert.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. tracking

    Precise and continuous position-finding of targets by radar, optical, or other means.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. tracking

    Hauling any vessel or floating body along a canal or river by a rope dragged along the bank by men or horses.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tracking in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tracking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of tracking in a Sentence

  1. Bob Levinson:

    We believe he’s alive, the FBI believes he’s alive, they’re tracking every lead and they said there’s no reason to believe he’s not alive.

  2. Brian Harej:

    We didn’t know when orders were coming in, and we had difficulty tracking what we were sending out, if a facility was running low on a part, sometimes we weren’t notified until a day or two before it was needed; it would be impossible to get the requested parts to the facility on time.

  3. Charles Krauthammer:

    The Belgians are completely outmanned, the Europeans have no way of tracking, and… we are completely in the blind. We don't know what we don't know.

  4. Jill Seubert:

    All of those spacecraft that are at Mars right now need to share tracking time with the Deep Space Network, theyre time-sharing essentially.

  5. Albert Fox:

    Three days of tracking is more than long enough to create a privacy risk. For those living with their abusers, they might never find out they're being tracked if their abusers can frequently come within range of the AirTag, similarly, it is helpful that AirTags will alert nearby iPhones to their presence, but those using Android won't receive an alert if an AirTag is tracking them.

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