- Ⅰ.track UK US /træk/ noun [C]► the direction that something has taken or in which it is moving: »
They are able to forecast the track of the storm days in advance.► the way in which something develops or might develop: on the right/wrong track »
We believe we are on the right track to grow the business in the coming months.► the type of education or career someone chooses and the way it develops: »
She was a lawyer, but then she changed track completely and became a doctor.»
Students perform better once engaged in a career track with clear expectations of what it takes to get a job.»
a vocational/academic track► the way in which a thought or idea has developed or might develop: »
I found it difficult to follow the track of his argument.● keep track (of sth) — Cf. keep track of sth● lose track (of sth) — Cf. lose track of sth● on track — Cf. on trackⅡ.track UK US /træk/ verb► [T] to follow the movement or progress of something or someone: »
The company set up a database to help track sales across the country.»
Investigators are tracking streams of the contaminated food through several states.► [T] to record the progress or development of something over a period: »
We have been tracking the trends in computer sales for over ten years.»
The study tracked the careers of 1226 doctors who trained at the University of Michigan Medical School.► [T] BANKING, FINANCE to follow the level of an interest rate: »
The mortgage deal will track the Bank of England base rate plus 0.75 pc.► [T] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET to follow the level of a particular share index: »
Tony is putting £500 a month into a savings account which tracks the FTSE All-Share index.
Financial and business terms. 2012.