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track·ing

 (trăk′ĭng)
n.
1. The placing of students in any of several courses of study according to ability, achievement, or needs. Also called ability grouping.
2. The position of a magnetic tape as it moves across magnetic heads, as in a VCR.
3. The lateral pressure of a phonograph needle as it tracks in a groove.

tracking

(ˈtrækɪŋ)
n
1. the act or process of following something or someone
2. (Electrical Engineering) electrical engineering a leakage of electric current between two points separated by an insulating material caused by dirt, carbon particles, moisture, etc
3. (Automotive Engineering) the way wheels on a vehicle are aligned
4. (Electronics) a function of a video cassette recorder, which adjusts the alignment of the heads in order to achieve the best possible audio and video reproduction from each recording

track′ sys`tem


n.
a system of separating students into groups or classes according to scholastic ability.
[1955–60]

tracking

1. Precise and continuous position-finding of targets by radar, optical, or other means. (DOD)
2. In air intercept, a code meaning, "By my evaluation, target is steering true course indicated."

tracking

Moving along with a camera to follow the action
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tracking - the pursuit (of a person or animal) by following tracks or marks they left behindtracking - the pursuit (of a person or animal) by following tracks or marks they left behind
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
chase, pursual, pursuit, following - the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture; "the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"
Translations
alignement des palespistagepoursuite

tracking

[ˈtrækɪŋ]
A. Nrastreo m
B. CPD tracking device Ndispositivo m de localización
tracking shot N (Cine, TV) → travelling m
tracking station Nestación f de seguimiento

tracking

nVerfolgen nt
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