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 for tracking
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Track \Track\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. tracked; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To follow the tracks or traces of; to pursue by following the
     marks of the feet; to trace; to trail; as, to track a deer in
     the snow.
     [1913 Webster]
           It was often found impossible to track the robbers to
           their retreats among the hills and morasses.
     [1913 Webster]
     2. (Naut.) To draw along continuously, as a vessel, by a
        line, men or animals on shore being the motive power; to
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the pursuit (of a person or animal) by following tracks or
           marks they left behind [syn: trailing, tracking]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  36 Moby Thesaurus words for "tracking":
     automatic tracking, chase, data transmission, dogging,
     flector tuning, follow, follow-up, following, hue and cry, hunting,
     locking on, locking signals, mapping, phase adjustment,
     pinpointing, precision focusing, prosecution, pursuance, pursuing,
     pursuit, quest, radar navigation, radar-telephone relay,
     range finding, scan conversion, scanning, searching, seeking,
     shadowing, signal modulation, stalking, three-pointing,
     tracking down, trailing, triangulation, triggering signals

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      The horizontal spacing between characters in a line of
     text.  Tracking is set when a font is designed but can often
     be altered in order to change the appearance of the text or for
     special effects.  It applies to both proportional fonts and
     monospaced fonts.
     Tracking should not be confused with kerning which deals with
     the spacing between certain pairs of characters in a proportional
     See also leading.

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