- (idiomatic) The past performance of a person, organization, or product, viewed in its entirety and usually for the purpose of making a judgment.
- 1990 January 27, “Man in the News: John Richard Dunne—‘Sensitive’ but Untested”, in New York Times, retrieved 29 November 2011:
- "Ideally, for this job, you want someone with a track record of commitment to civil rights, especially to racial justice, and he just doesn't have that."
- 2011 February 22, Alex Perry, “Libyan Leader's Delusions of African Grandeur”, in Time:
- Gaddafi's calls for unity and stability are at odds with his track record of backing rebellions.
- 2023 February 8, Sir Michael Holden, “Comment: Boom or bust: time to decide”, in RAIL, number 976, page 3:
- This is a truly appalling track record, and the DfT is now facing an awkward choice between entering a new short-form contract with Avanti's private sector owners or mobilising its Operator of Last Resort.
- Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see track, record.
the past performance
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Further reading edit
- “track record”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.
- “track record”, in Cambridge English Dictionary, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire: Cambridge University Press, 1999–present.
- “track record”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–present.
- “track record” in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, Longman.