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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

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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

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    The numerical value of tracking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of tracking in a Sentence

  1. Sunny Blende:

    What he was really doing is called 'fast tracking,' which is when you run, hike or do both as fast as you possibly can, it's not so much a sport, as it is usually trying to break a record for a distance like that.

  2. Ian Bartoszek:

    [ It's ] is another important piece of evidence for the negative impact invasive Burmese pythons are having on native wildlife across the Greater Everglades Ecosystem imagine the potential consequences to the state and federally protected Southwest Florida panther if Burmese pythons adversely affect the number of white-tailed deer. Officials safely captured and relocated the snake, which painfully regurgitated the dead fawn in the grass. Shortly after, the python was humanely euthanized. Wildlife biologists then performed an autopsy on the snake and collected genetic samples. Biologists are accumulating valuable life history information on the behavior of Burmese pythons in Southwest Florida, the conservancy wrote. This information is leading to the development of an effective python removal technique that combines both hunting and radio-telemetry tracking efforts to target and remove breeding female pythons and disrupt the egg-laying cycle. A 2015 photo, which was just released this week, shows a Burmese python regurgitating a 35-pound white-tailed deer. ( Conservancy of Southwest Florida) The Florida Wildlife Commission has been asking for the public's help to remove the snakes, encouraging them toremove and kill pythons from private lands whenever possible. The South Florida Water Management District even created a python elimination program in 2017 to protect the Everglades and eliminate the snakes from public lands. Approximately158 pythons were eliminated during the program in roughly two months. Wildlife officials would like to find a more effective way to eliminate the creatures, and they believe research is key. Southwest Florida wildlife officials share a 2015 photo of an 11-foot Burmese python and the body of a white-tailed deer, the snake's prey. ( Conservancy of Southwest Florida).

  3. Santhosh Balakrishnan:

    This is a typical oil tracking rally.

  4. Gabriel Weinberg:

    It’s really a myth that you need to track people to get good search results, most of the personalization people want is really localization. And we can do that without tracking you, because your location is kind of embedded in the request you make to us. We can use that on the fly for that search and not save or store it and still give you local things on DuckDuckGo.

  5. 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.

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