What does tracking mean?

Definitions for tracking
ˈtræk ɪŋtrack·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trailing, tracking(noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. tracking

    of Track

Freebase

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. tracking

    To track a delivery or order through the supply chain until it is delivered to the customer.

    We use tracking to keep our customers up to date so they know where their delivery or order is at any moment in time.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 29, 2015  

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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. Santhosh Balakrishnan:

    This is a typical oil tracking rally.

  2. Attorney General Matt Whitaker:

    I don't believe we were tracking that.

  3. Tony Tyler:

    Everybody agrees that we have to improve tracking.

  4. Chief Executive Jeff Immelt:

    We're tracking to have the world's best infrastructure company.

  5. Paul Njoroge:

    I booked the flights for Paul Njoroge, and I was tracking the flights.

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