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track

1. in. [for a laser beam, a phonograph stylus, a tape head, etc.] to successfully transfer information to or from a recording medium. Something here won’t track. Must be the stylus.
2. in. [for a person] to make sense. (Usually in the negative.) She wasn’t tracking. There was no sense in trying to talk to her before she came out of it.
3. in. to coincide; to agree; to jibe. These two things don’t track. I don’t know what’s wrong.
4. n. a musical selection on a recording of some kind. The next track is my favorite.
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Invasor's one-length upset of Bernardini in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic wasn't invalidated by the apparent track bias.
Once the train tips over the hill, gravity tugs on the coaster, sending it rolling down the track.
Since metal expands and contracts with the ups and downs of temperature, proper track tension is essential in the desert.
Track following servo systems have kept the industry on track to achieve 1 terabyte of storage on a commercial single reel tape cartridge within the next few years.
ME Global (a wholly owned business of Elecmetal, Santiago, Chile) came onto the space scene in the winter of 2002 when the company's director of international sales and projects, Jeff Washburn, learned that the original track shoes on the transporters (dating back to the 1960s) and the inventory of spare shoes were soon to be refurbished.
At the state and local levels, the network structure will be flexible enough to allow states to track their own unique priority issues as well as core national diseases, exposures, and hazards.
The M & R track features eight separate sessions on a variety of topics, including The Bill Babbington Maintenance Roundtable, an open forum for discussing maintenance issues.
I don't see a lot of innovations per se, but I do see important changes in injury prevention, especially in the pole vault," says Mark Strawderman, general manager of M-F Athletic's Track & Field division.
The left front track print is generally directly next to the right rear print.
The sound track to Beautiful Thing (MCA) similarly puts a new slant on old tunes, which, in this case, are all sung by Manna Cass--either solo or with her fellow Mamas and Papas.
A strange phenomenon occurs in inner city areas with large minority populations--high track classes shrink, and low track classes expand to fit humble expectations for the entire school population.
About the size of a large coffee cup, the device contains a microprocessor that essentially keeps track of a quartz clock during the dives.
If you are responsible for a website, or the content management system or strategy behind your organization's web presence, this entire track will be relevant to you.
The first track to act on orders from the legislature that California's five major thoroughbred tracks install synthetic surfaces by the end of 2007, Hollywood Park spent more than $8 million on an English-made composition called Cushion Track, a composite of synthetic fibers, elastic fiber and granulated rubber, coated with a wax blend and mixed with silica.
Your track must help a marble "coaster" gain enough GPE and KE to complete one ride along the track.