- The definition of a track record is the performance history of a person or thing.
An example of a track record is when someone is repeatedly late every single day.
track record definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Informal the record of the performance of a person, organization, etc. as in some activity or on some issue
Origin: probably with reference to the running records of racehorses
track record definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun InformalThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A record of actual performance or accomplishment: a job applicant with an excellent track record.
track record - Phrases/Idioms
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.