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 track
See also FAST TRACK(Cf. ↑fast track), HAVE THE INSIDE TRACK(Cf. ↑have the inside track)
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.

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