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Interestingly, though, the track bikes of yesteryear often featured less aggressive geometry than what would be typical for a road bike today, so it confuses things somewhat. Making it even more confusing, there is more variation within the track discipline (ie, a six day versus pursuit bike) than there is between track and road.
Basically, a fixed gear bike is the superset. A track bike is a bike designed for racing at a velodrome. There are some generally accepted rules for how to design a track bike today.