Tracking

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Tracking may refer to:

In science and technology[edit]

In computing[edit]

In life sciences[edit]

In logistics[edit]

  • Package tracking, or package logging, the process of localizing shipping containers, mail and parcel post at different points of time during sorting, warehousing, and package delivery to verify their provenance and to predict and aid delivery.
  • Track and trace, a process of determining the current and past locations and other status of property in transit
  • Asset tracking, which provides status of objects of an inventory or mobile stock
  • Tracking (commercial airline flight), the means of tracking civil airline flights in real time

Other uses in science and technology[edit]

  • Tracking (particle physics), measuring the direction and magnitude of the momenta of charged particles
  • Tracking, a process of degradation in which tree-like carbonized patterns (electrical treeing) appear on an insulator
  • Tracking or Toe (automotive), the symmetric angle that each wheel makes with the long axis of a vehicle
  • Video tape tracking, alignment of the magnetic tape of a video recorder with the read head
  • Tracking, combining individual radar detections with a radar tracker
  • Tracking system, various methods used to monitor moving persons or objects, often remotely
  • Tracking transmitter, a device that broadcasts a radio signal that can be detected by a directional antenna
  • Target and missile tracking, elements of Go-Onto-Target systems in missile guidance

In arts and entertainment[edit]

In sport[edit]

Other uses[edit]

  • Tracking (education), separating children into classes according to academic ability
  • Tracking (scouting), a scouting activity focused on observation, stalking, and following a trail
  • Tracking, typographers' term for letter-spacing, uniformly increasing or decreasing the space between all letters in a block of text
  • Tracking, matching or comparing the performance of a financial portfolio to a stock market index
  • Tracking. A hipster slang word that means audio recording.

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