Definition of tracking in English:


Line breaks: track|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈtrakɪŋ


[mass noun]
  • 1 Electronics The maintenance of a constant difference in frequency between two or more connected circuits or components.
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    • The text describes the apparatus and method for differential tracking in a magneto-optic data storage system using mark edge detection.
    • This tracking system provides for the tracking of a target matching the preloaded or hyperspectral signature observed prior to launch.
  • 1.1The formation of a conducting path for an electric current over the surface of an insulating material.
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    • The tracking and strap cells along with the tracking scheme allow for better tracking of current within the array without the necessity of adding timing margin.
    • When the needle is removed, the metal ring remains in place, permitting electromagnetic tracking of the catheter as it is fed through the vascular system.
  • 2The alignment of the wheels of a vehicle: kerbing can put the tracking out pretty quickly
  • 3US The streaming of school pupils.
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    • Conversely, they believe tracking can doom non-gifted pupils to low expectations and exclusion.
    • There was not a clear pattern of tracking and exclusion in vocational and academic courses along a White/non-White divide.
    • This type of tracking of students was bolstered by the single most important innovation in educational science during that era: intelligence testing.

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