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track record

A history of someone's or something's performance, often cited as a predictor of how they will perform in the future. The mayor brought in the new police chief because he has a strong track record of reducing crime in inner-city neighborhoods. The company had an almost perfect track record before the scandal, which made it even more shocking.
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track record

A record of actual performance or achievements, as in This applicant has an excellent track record. This term probably comes from horse racing, where it signifies the best time a horse has ever achieved at a particular track or over a particular distance. However, some believe it alludes to track and field records. Its figurative use dates from the late 1940s.
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a track record

COMMON The track record of a person, company, or product is the reputation they have, based on what they have done or how good they have been in the past. He joined the BBC as a trainee and quickly developed a track record as an inventive programme maker. Glasgow Museums and Galleries have a proven track record of attracting very large audiences. The region is known to have a poor track record in research. Note: An athlete's track record is a record of the performances he or she has achieved.
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a ˌtrack ˈrecord

all a person’s or an organization’s successes or failures in the past: In business your track record is more important than your qualifications.
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track record

The sum of a person’s performance or achievements in a given line. The term comes from horse racing, where it is defined as the best time a horse ever made over a given distance on a particular track. It was transferred to human endeavor about 1950. “[Billy] Wilder has had a series of extremely successful pictures. . . . We were betting on his track record that this one would be, too” (Life, 1965).
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"Over these two days we see the best horses who will run at Epsom all year in high-quality races and so track records will come under threat.
Gaya ni Senator Bam, Senator Mar--Secretary Mar--si Congressman Gary, Congressman Erin, si Attorney Chel Diokno, Attorney Macalintal, Samira Gutoc, marami na itong track record na pinanindigan," she said.
Yung iba, baka ibang record ang meron sila (We at Otso Diretso have a track record. The others have a different kind of record)," human rights lawyer Chel Diokno said.
Preqin reported that 92% of institutions that invest in funds with shorter track records are based in North America.
We therefore believe it is vital to assess the relevant, full career track record of the current manager in a sector which may span multiple employers.
Companies that devote close and careful attention to management development can fail when they look at a candidate's track record, rather than his or her vision of the future.
A more fitting tribute to Lomax, however, is Eley's impressive track record. Since he started the firm in 1986, Eley has seen assets under management mushroom, today amounting to about $470 million in funds for institutional clients, such as pension programs for the cities of Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, the state of Florida as well as corporate clients including Essence Magazine, Ameritech and Marriott International.
Most recruiters and seasoned health care executives use prior track record as a predictor of success in the selection of physician executives.
Erin Tanada cited the opposition candidates' track record and intelligence as their advantage over their administration rivals.
"In reality when you have a straight course, track records are largely wind assisted, so it depends what the weather does."
A number of the panelists suggested that rates would level off over the next year, particularly for firms with good claims track records. However, some areas of practice, such as structural engineering, geotechnical engineering and housing have experienced increased litigation and can expect to see increased premium rates.
The bad news is that several of these much-touted sources are only interested in companies with stellar track records in highly specialized industries.
TOWCESTER track records:- 260m: Cloudbursting 15.00sec (1/2/15) 480m: Domino Storm 27.84sec (1/2/15) 655m: Billys Bullet 38.90sec (8/2/15) 686m: Vanrooney 40.97sec (8/2/15) 906m: Supreme Rossie 56.75sec (13/12/14)
On the other hand, many REITs have been traded on the stock exchanges for decades and have proven performance and track records.
In the Green Vote campaign, we ask the voting public to join us as we examine which of the current crop of candidates have pro-people, pro-environment track records and platforms, he said.