AskDefine | Define tracking

Dictionary Definition

tracking n : the pursuit (of a person or animal) by following tracks or marks they left behind [syn: trailing]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. present participle of track

Extensive Definition

Tracking can refer to:
In logistics
  • Tracking and tracing concerns a process starting with determining the current and past locations and other status of property in transit. Tracking and tracing is the completion of this process with uniformly building a track of such property that are forwarded to, processed for, applied in or disposed of usage.
In sports:
In technology:
  • Video tracking, finding the location of an object of the scene on each frame of the sequence, when processing a video sequence
  • Tracking, for VCRs, the alignment of the magnetic tape with respect to the reading head
  • Composing music with tracker software

See also

tracking in German: Verfolgung
tracking in Japanese: トラッキング

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

automatic tracking, chase, data transmission, dogging, flector tuning, follow, follow-up, following, hue and cry, hunting, locking on, locking signals, mapping, phase adjustment, pinpointing, precision focusing, prosecution, pursuance, pursuing, pursuit, quest, radar navigation, radar-telephone relay, range finding, scan conversion, scanning, searching, seeking, shadowing, signal modulation, stalking, three-pointing, tracking down, trailing, triangulation, triggering signals
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