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Definition of "trend" []

  • The general direction in which something tends to move. (noun)
  • A general tendency or inclination. See Synonyms at tendency. (noun)
  • Current style; vogue: the latest trend in fashion. (noun)
  • To extend, incline, or veer in a specified direction: The prevailing wind trends east-northeast. (verb-intransitive)
  • To show a general tendency; tend: "The gender gap was trending down” ( James J. Kilpatrick). (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "trend" in a sentence
  • "US Mftg output versus trend: ____ Above trend___ ___ Below trend ___ Not just a dollar issue or Monthly direction Increasing Declining Increasing Declining of output: speculation"
  • "Superimposed over this long term trend is short term variability."
  • "It made the financial crisis much worse, and the trend is accelerating."