Definition of tracking in English:

tracking

Pronunciation /ˈtrakiNG/ /ˈtrækɪŋ/

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noun

  • 1Electronics
    The maintenance of a constant difference in frequency between two or more connected circuits or components.

    ‘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. 1.1The formation of a conducting path for an electric current over the surface of an insulating material.
      ‘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.

  • 3US The practice of putting schoolchildren in groups of the same age and ability to be taught together.

    ‘Japan allows virtually no tracking or ability grouping before high school’
    • ‘For instance, one such experiment might examine the effects of a policy change in tracking or ability grouping on student outcomes.’
    • ‘Access to this statewide database allowed for the tracking of large numbers of dual enrollment students after high school graduation.’
    • ‘This means that instead of tracking within high school, there are several types of high schools that differ in vocational and academic emphasis.’
    • ‘School tracking systems were assailed as elitist; educators are again arguing over ends.’
    • ‘At its worst, tracking can simply recreate within each school the inequality that exists today among schools.’
    • ‘One would not be able to determine whether public schools were tracking black students into remedial classes and white students into advanced placement.’