tracking n : the pursuit (of a person or animal) by following tracks or marks they left behind [syn: trailing]
- present participle of track
Tracking can refer to:
- Tracking (education), separating children into different classes according to their academic ability
- Tracking, in computer graphics, a vital part of match moving
- Tracking, in portfolio management, matching or comparing with a stock market index
- Tracking, a subject of dead reckoning, concerning setting up a track on other objects momentarily viewed from the observer's own location
- Tracking (typography), the process of uniformly increasing or decreasing the space between all letters in a block of text
- Tracking (space flight), tracking satellites from a tracking station.
- Tracking (commercial airline flight), the means of tracking civil airline flights in realtime.
- Tracking (hunting), the science and art of learning about a place via animal trails and everything else there
- Go-Onto-Target (GOT) guidance systems
- Tracking (Scouting), a Scouting activity
- Tracking (electrical), the formation of partially conductive paths across the surface of an electrical insulator that degrade, or destroy, its insulating capabilities
- Tracking shot, a filming technique also known as a dolly shot
- 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.
tracking in German: Verfolgung
tracking in Japanese: トラッキング
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