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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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  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. Deborah Birx:

    There are cities that are lagging behind and we have new increases in Miami, New Orleans, Las Vegas, San Jose, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Columbus, and Baltimore, so we're tracking this very closely.

  2. Santhosh Balakrishnan:

    This is a typical oil tracking rally.

  3. Director Peter Sullivan:

    When I opened my share tracking app and saw it was at 9.4 cents, I was stunned, it just went bang, and I thought: ‘Well, what’s going on here? Is there something about my own company that I don’t know?’.

  4. Neema Guliani:

    Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai is right to back a temporary ban on face recognition -- and the United States should likewise halt law enforcement use of this technology without delay. As reports this weekend further confirmed, unethical surveillance companies will not wait for regulations before pushing their untested, error-prone and dystopian face tracking technologies on police departments across the country and the world.

  5. Rick Larsen:

    In the coming days the U.S. government will be taking a hard look at the specifics of the deal to ensure it is consistent with both U.S. interests and those of our international allies, and I’ll be tracking those developments closely.

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