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)

Examples

  • Community-based programs that have a proven track record in preventing unwanted pregnancies-both by encouraging abstinence and by promoting the proper use of contraception-deserve broad support.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • “Rail-birds bristle at the misuse of track record,” vents Dan Hely of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, who reminds us that the track record for the mile and a half at Belmont is 2 minutes, 24 seconds, held by Secretariat since 1973.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • The MDRI provides debt relief when a country has a proven track record of reforms ensuring that resources are used for poverty reduction and for key programmes such as economic infrastructure, health and education.

    Media Release from the Minister for Foreign Affairs: Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative - Contribution

  • Phelan and her co-researchers compared the diets of NWCR members with those of people who recently lost weight but had no track record of maintaining.

    The Life You Want

  • The prebreakeven gross participation is typically given to talent with a strong track record who have not yet qualified for dollar-one gross status.

    The Movie Business Book, Third Edition

  • These funds have a poor track record because of overdiversification.

    MORE WEALTH WITHOUT RISK

  • It was about this time that the RLC was looking for someone with a good campaign track record and strong connections among the moderates to help revitalize it.

    How to Rig an Election

  • And it leads you to think that, based on track record and/or stuff, that anyone, including Boyer and Howry, can still turn their season around.

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  • Where such an independent company is founded upon established talent with an average per-picture performance track record higher than that of the average major studios, the rates of return will be sufficiently high to justify such equity investment.

    The Movie Business Book, Third Edition

  • The Australian Government is under no illusions about the political risks in Zimbabwe, and the track record of Mr Mugabe and ZANU-PF.

    Zimbabwe

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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