Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A record of actual performance or accomplishment: a job applicant with an excellent track record.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The past performance of a person, organization, or product, viewed in its entirety and usually for the purpose of making a judgment.
  • n. The fastest time on a specific racetrack it has taken any Thoroughbred to complete a set race distance on a specific surface.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the fastest time ever recorded for a specific distance at a particular racetrack
  • n. the sum of recognized accomplishments

Etymologies

From track + record. (Wiktionary)

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  • "'Track record' clarifies that we are talking
    about personal (or organizational) performance over time (as opposed to 'record' meaning 'the best performance ever,' as in 'the record for this
    event is 14.03 seconds')." --Amy Einsohn

    January 29, 2009